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Policemen To Earn New Wage From October by supereagle: 11:51am On Sep 30, 2010
Nigerian police personnel may begin to earn increased wage from October, investigations by THE PUNCH have indicated.

The development, according to dependable sources in the Nigeria Police Force, follows the approval said to have been given to implementation of the Consolidated Police Salary Structure for the personnel of the NPF by the new head of the Force, Mr. Hafiz Ringim.

The move according to sources, was one of the strategies of the new Inspector-General of Police to address the welfare of the police and their sagging morale.

The CONPOSS was approved by the Federal Government early this year with July 1, 2010 set as the effective date for implementation.

A top source in the Police told our correspondent that a memo on the need to implement the new salary structure, sent to the IGP last week had received his nod and that it would be implemented without delay in order to boost the morale of the rank and file.

“The wage hike will take effect from October, 2010 as the finance department has been directed accordingly by Ringim,” the source said.

The circular from the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, mandating the implementation of the new salary structure for the Police, the Army Forces, Intelligence community and para-military organisations was signed by the commission’s Chairman, Chief Richard Egbule.

The document obtained by our correspondent, indicated 10 steps and corresponding salary increments.

According to the circular, a police constable II will earn between N450, 621 and N506, 613 per annum while a Corporal will take home between N470, 846 and N529, 469 per annum.

A Chief Superintendent of Police is expected to earn between N1, 776,288 and N2, 032,511 per annum while a Police Commissioner will receive a minimum of N2, 699, 037 and a maximum of N3, 015,685 yearly and an Assistant Inspector-General, between N5, 445, 504 and N5, 903,080.

The circular stated that the revised salary does not include rent allowance which is payable at the rate of between N55, 599 and N68, 488 for Police Constables II; between N62, 165 and N81, 198 for Corporals and a maximum rate of N654, 558 for police commissioners and N733, 701 for AIGs per year.

However, the rent is applicable to officers who are not quartered in the barracks and not provided accommodation at government expense.

The circular read,” This pay increase is granted on the condition that there shall be a noticeable improvement in the productivity and performance of the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.”

Besides the pay rise, the IGP was said to have also directed the mass demobilisation of Mobile Policemen that had spent more than three years on the beat as a way of restoring professionalism in the squadron and ending the long years of abuse it had been subjected to.

According to police order and rules, regular police officers can only spend three years in the Mobile Squadron and then revert to their former status, but this has not been followed for many years as many officers have spent more than 15 years in the squadron.

It was learnt that the demobilisation of Squadron 20 and 22, based in Lagos, has started and the directive is to be enforced nationwide.

http://www.punchontheweb.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201009303313239
Re: Policemen To Earn New Wage From October by dappssee(m): 1:44pm On Sep 30, 2010
Na wa O! AIG N5m per annum! That na entry level person salary in some organizations. It should be as high as N15m if they want these guys to shun corrupt pratices

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Re: Policemen To Earn New Wage From October by jamace(m): 6:30pm On Oct 01, 2010
So this is the improved salary? N a wa o. shocked Our legislators will laugh the police to scorn because these improved annual income is not up to the monthly basic salary of a legislator. grin grin

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