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FG to review Pension and Severance Packages of Retired Police Officers

President Bola Tinubu has said that he will ensure an immediate review of the pension and severance packages of retired police officers to reflect the enormity of their contributions and commitment to the country.

Tinubu also said his administration would begin processes to issue an Executive Order to set aside a day between March 5 and April 1, to be officially regarded as National Police and Veterans’ Day in the country.

He stated these in his address at the official launch of the Police Veterans’ Foundation, at the Headquarters of the Police Service Commission in Abuja, on Tuesday.

The President, who was represented by the Minister of State for Police Affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, promised his full support for the Veterans’ Foundation.

He said, “As the President of our dear country, I will not only give my full support to the Veterans Foundation but will also ensure that such areas like improving the pension and severance package of retired police officers are immediately reviewed to reflect the enormity of their contributions and commitment to our country.

“Also, administrative processes towards issuance of an Executive Order will be immediately initiated to set aside a day, perhaps, 5th March (being today, the launch of the Veterans’ Foundation) or 1st April (being the date that the hitherto existing police forces of Northern and Southern provinces were amalgamated to form a unified Nigeria Police Force), as National Police and Veterans’ Day in Nigeria.”

Tinubu said supporting the police veterans was a moral imperative not only on the government but also on the entire society.

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