The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said that he has presented new tricycles and motorbikes to officers in Lagos Zone 2 through the Nigeria Police Multipurpose Cooperative Society.
The commissioning and flag off of the distribution of tricycles and motorcycles to police officers was observed at the Police Officer’s Mess, Ikeja by the Assistant Inspector General of Police of Zone 2, AIG Lawal Shehu, who represented the IGP on the occasion.
In his speech, Shehu said the initiative was one if it’s kind as the police are witnessing another landmark of the indefatigable IG in relations to provision for the welfare of police officers in the country.
He said, although the police have a lot of challenges especially in terms of welfare which was what informed the scheme the challenge was being addressed.
AIG Shehu further noted that “ the IG through the cooperative has solved the problem of high-interest rates that would rather be faced by police personnel who obtain loan from the banks.
“We know what it entails to get a loan from the bank especially with their high interests rates which can be more than double before you finish payments of the loan.
“The police cooperative gives a loan of only five percent without hidden charges and you automatically enjoy this once you are a member of the NPF regardless of your rank.
“It is necessary to bring this programme to solve some of the problems the police are facing; therefore this programme is to boost their morale and to make them relevant economically and encourage hard work.
“It is a continuous programme which our men would find very good and important because it would be sustained,” he said.