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IGP announces new welfare package for policemen

By Gbenga Olarinoye
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ogbonna Onovo has announced a new welfare package for the rank and file of the police from January next year. Mr Onovo broke the cheering news yesterday while addressing men and officers of the Police at Zone 11 headqauters of the force, Osogbo during a two-day working visit to Osun State.

The Police boss also described the present crops of the police as being timid and lack confidence in themselves.

According to the IG, the new welfare packages were part of the recommendations of the retired Inspector General of Police, Alhaji M D Yusuf committee set up by the Yar’Adua administration to look into the ways of finding effective policing in the country.

He disclosed that to show the sincerity of the government in implementing the recommendations contained in the report, the Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan had been appointed to head the implementation committee.


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