The Acting Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, has presented cheques worth Five Hundred and Thirty-Five Million, Six Hundred and Eighteen Thousand and Seven Hundred and Eighty-Eight naira (536,618,788) under the Group Life Assurance Policy 2022/2023 to the families of Officers who paid the supreme price and those who suffered permanent deformities in the course of discharging their duties.
63 families, who are beneficiaries of these claims, were presented with cheques at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Friday.
In his address, the IGP asserted that the welfare package was to honour the professional dedication of the slain or injured Officers as they embodied the true spirit of heroism.
“Over the years the men and women of the Nigeria Police Force displayed unwavering commitment and selflessness in the face of grave danger. They have confronted countless challenges and often put their lives on the line to safeguard our communities.
“Regrettably, some have paid the ultimate price while others have been left with injuries that alter the course of their lives forever. It is our duty to honour their sacrifice and recognize their immense contribution. They stood as beacons of hope reassuring us that we could find safety and solace despite adversity. It is our duty to remember their sacrifice and express our deepest gratitude,” he said.
He further said that the Force under his watch will see that every human life is valuable and the well-being of Officers is of utmost importance.
The Force Insurance officer, ACP Uzairu Abdullahi, also expressed his appreciation to the IGP for his support to the Force Insurance section and timely intervention in piloting the affairs of the welfare of the personnel.
He further urged the policy underwriters to sustain the tempo of prompt payment of claims to beneficiaries.
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