IGP presents N30.2 million to families of deceased policemen in Zamfara

IGP presents N30.2 million to families of deceased policemen in Zamfara

By Ishaq Zaki, Gusau.

 

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali, has presented cheques, worth over N30.2 million, to the families of eight deceased policemen who lost their lives in active service.

 

The Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Mr Ayuba Elkanah, presented the cheques on behalf of the IGP, in Gusau on Wednesday.

 

Elkanah noted that the cheques were testimonies of the IGP’s welfare scheme to the families of deceased police officers.

 

He appreciated the IGP for the gesture and described it as timely, saying that it would go a long way to alleviate the sufferings of the families of the deceased police officers.

 

The police commissioner pledged the commitment of the officers and men of the command to discharging their duties towards the sustenance of peace, security and safety of Zamfara and Nigeria as a whole.

“This gesture will serve as morale booster to the serving members of the force to continue to discharge their duty effectively,” he said.

 

Mrs Fatima Murtala, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the IGP for the gesture and promised to put the money into judicious use.

 

Meanwhile, the police commissioner has decorated 145 newly promoted officers.

 

While congratulating the newly promoted officers, Elkanah charged them to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation.

 

He also urged them to consider their promotion as an additional responsibility, which entailed more professionalism, hard work and discipline.

 

In a vote of thanks on behalf of the newly-promoted officers, DSP Nuhu Samuel expressed their appreciation to the IGP, the Police Service Commission and the police commissioner for considering them worthy of the promotion.

 

Samuel pledged that he and his colleagues would redouble their commitment to duty, as their promotion was a call to more service.

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