April 2, 2023



IGP disburses over 13bn to slain, injured cops’ households

The Inspector-Basic of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has offered insurance coverage cheques price over N13 billion to households of cops slain and injured within the line of responsibility between 2012 and 2021.

Talking through the presentation of cheques to over 6,000 households of deceased officers and people injured or rendered disabled, Thursday on the Drive Headquarters, Abuja, the police boss famous that, “The Group Life Assurance Scheme, which was launched on account of the Pension Reform Act 2004 and amended in 2014, and the Group Private Accident Insurance coverage Scheme are welfare packages totally funded by the federal authorities for personnel of the Nigeria Police Drive.

“Nevertheless, as a result of paucity of funds, the Federal Authorities couldn’t fund the schemes efficiently and this created gaps which led to a backlog of unpaid insurance coverage claims from 2012 to 2020.

“On my assumption in workplace in April 2021, my consideration was drawn to this growth. Consequently, an pressing illustration was made to  President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for the discharge of funds to allow us pay all excellent claims to the households of deceased cops. 

“It was with nice aid that Mr. President appreciated my illustration and graciously accepted the discharge of the sum of N13,628,535,580 to pay the backlog of 6,184 personnel that had beforehand fallen below the uninsured/uncovered intervals of Group Life Assurance and Group Private Accident Insurance coverage Scheme, protecting from 2012 – 2020.”

He disclosed that, “…following my approval the NPF  has integrated the Nigeria Police Insurance coverage Firm. As quickly because the follow license is granted, the corporate will probably be solely chargeable for all insurance coverage associated points regarding the Drive.

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“It must be famous that the Nigeria Police establishment is the one largest company on this nation for function of insurance coverage contributions, but, we have now not been maximising this power because it has been third celebration insurance coverage corporations which have been chargeable for processing our claims.

“With this initiative we will probably be wholly chargeable for our insurance coverage wants and it’s my conviction that it will ease the insurance coverage processing of personnel.”

The police boss vowed to make sure cops had been adequately catered for within the occasion of damage or everlasting incapacity as a result of dangers related to policing, and that households of deceased cops had been adequately catered for within the absence of their bread winners.

The IGP, whereas reiterating the worth of human life and wholeness, emphasised that immediate fee of insurance coverage and different advantages as a result of officers would drastically increase their morale and guarantee they put of their greatest in service to the nation.