The National Women Committee of the Police Community Relations Committee has emphasised the need for adequate welfare of the Nigerian Police officers, soliciting for a take home pay of N120, 000 minimum for a Police Constable.
National Coordinator, National Women Committee, Nana Ngozi Dahiru, made the appeal in Abuja at the weekend when she led its members on a courtesy visit to the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.
Dahiru noted that officers of the Nigerian Police performs better outside the country due to a good welfare package and environment, lamenting the poor renumeration of those at home especially with the harsh economic condition.
The acting Chairman, Prof. Ekpo Nta, represented by Secretary of the Commission Engr. David Isho Nyikyaa, affirmed the importance of welfare for police officers, saying this will enable them work better and more efficiently considering the nature of their job.
He also expressed worry on the lack of regard to the Police by citizens, stressing that their welfare should be of utmost priority because of the crime rate in the country today.