My Children Are Hungry, Help Us Beg Govt’ Policeman, Others Groan As NPF Keeps Mum On Delayed Salary
Several policemen across the Nation and their families have expressed grievance over the delayed payment of their November salary.
WITHIN NIGERIA learned that the cops became more worried after the delayed payment went past one week without any form of official communication from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Federal Government to appease the policemen.
A Mobile police officer (MOPOL), identified as Gallant (a pseudonym name), confirmed the situation to WITHIN NIGERIA as he joined many others to express their concern. He said they usually receive their salary on the 27th or 28th of every month and it has been so for several years.
It is true we didn’t receive November salary, No police officer has collected last month’s salary”, he said.
Gallant who is stationed in Lagos also alleged that in addition to the November salary which is yet to be paid, some Police officers on special duties are yet to receive their “allowance’ for the past 6 months.
“I’m mobile police (MOPOL), our MOPOL that goes for special duty in Maiduguri and Yobe State, I swear to God now 6 months no allowance.
They pay N30k for each Sergeant, Inspector gets a 45k special duty allowance every month, but since June nobody has received the payment.
“We have a lot of problem in this our work, how will they send somebody from Lagos or Bayelsa State to Maiduguri and they will not pay him anything, to pay salary is a problem.
“If I tell u what we are facing in this police work u will pity us, all I tell u is the truth”. Gallant said with annoyance.
Meanwhile, another policewoman also confirmed the situation to NATIONS EXPRESS in Abuja. She said, “I am a police sergeant serving here in Abuja, my husband is also a police mobile officer currently in Special Duty in Operation Lafia Dole, Salary we have not been paid for the month of November.
“My children are hungry please help us beg the Government to pay Nigeria Police November salary”. She said.