The Affiliation of Retired Police Officers (ARPON), Cross River State Chapter, has accused the Federal Authorities of Nigeria of not treating the members of the Affiliation effectively.
The Chairman of ARPON, Bassey Inyang, a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police, made the accusation whereas talking on the basis laying of the affiliation secretariat on the Police Officers’ Mess in Calabar.
Inyang stated, “The Federal Authorities doesn’t deal with us pretty. Every time I look again and what I get on the finish of the day, pension or gratuity was a disappointment.
“We existed for about ten years in the past, and the folks that handle the Affiliation didn’t achieve this effectively, and we didn’t inherit something from the earlier administration. As you may have seen us, a few of us retired within the 50 relying on when any individual got here into the service. We wish to guarantee these which are coming that retirement will not be a loss of life sentence.”
Talking on the current killing and burning of Police stations in some elements of the nation, the Chairman stated, “We really feel very unhealthy that our policemen have been murdered, and I plead with Nigerian folks that they need to not slaughter police as a result of it’s an establishment that’s saddled with the duty of defending lives and property.
“After we got here into the job, even a constable was revered, when he went into the village, he’ll do what he needs to do and go respectably, however in the present day, you ship a pick-up load of policemen, they are going to go and fell tree and block the highway and kill the lads and burn their automobile.”
On his half, the State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, whereas laying the inspiration of the secretariat, promised to make sure that the constructing is accomplished in report time.
Akande stated, “I promise to do no matter I may to enhance the ability right here in order that those that move by means of this method can have the appropriate place to deliver their buddies.”