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Oluwo Of Iwo Sends Message To FG Over Nigerian Police Salary




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The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has appealed to the Federal Government to consider increasing the Nigeria Police Force salary.

The Yoruba monarch who was in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Wednesday at a one-day town hall meeting organised by the Police Service Commission (PSC), charged Nigerians to stop criticising men of the force who collect bribes, should the government fail to do the needful.

Naija News reports that Oba Akanbi urged the Nigerian government to increase the minimum wage for members of the Nigeria Police to N100,000.

Oluwo said when this is done, citizens can courageously challenge bribe-taking police officers.

While explaining that in many advanced countries, policing was the envy of everybody, the controversial Yoruba monarch charged the Federal Government to encourage Nigerians to join the force through more funding.

Oluwo, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led government for lifting the embargo on police recruitment.

He stressed for a review of police salary structure and pointed out that since the salary of police officers is discouraging, not many Nigerians are endeared to such a delicate but poorly remunerated job.

Oluwo said: “The police should be well funded. The Nigerian government is enjoined to promote the Nigerian Police Force through adequate funding and recruitment of more personnel.

“The low remuneration coupled with indiscriminate attacks on police officers is discouraging. Nigerians should stop blaming corrupt police officers if the government refuses to increase their salary.”

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