The Nigeria Police have introduced a welfare scheme to address the challenges of finance faced by serving and retired officers.
Speaking at the unveiling of the scheme in Abuja yesterday, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase said: “From the outset, the Nigeria Police under my leadership appreciated the contribution of the least policeman and woman in keeping our dear country Nigeria safe and secure and it is for this reason that the welfare of the officers and men of the Force became a top priority of my leadership.
“This initiative will support the force leadership in addressing the welfare needs of the personnel of the force and it is my expectation that this scheme will further our commitment to addressing the challenge of corruption in the Nigeria Police while also motivating officers in the discharge of their mandate.”
Speaking further, the IGP said, “The newly introduced scheme, Polcard, is a police welfare and reward card that has an inbuilt N100,000 palliative incentive to both serving and retired police officers in case of casualty in line of duty.
“Other incentives include discount on school fees for the children of both serving and retired officers of the Force by partnering private universities across the country. Other benefits include immediate credit facility for financial emergency to both serving and retired officers of the Force and priority career opportunities for dependents of both serving and retired officers.”