Nigeria Police Force has made it clear that a few policemen who protested in Kaduna today, Monday, were not complaining about none payment of their salaries as was published in some of the media, with caption: “Nigeria Police Force Personnel Protest Non-payment of Salaries.”
Making the clarification in a statement in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh O. Moshood said that no policeman is being owed salary as salaries of Police Personnel across ranks throughout the Thirty Six (36) States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and all other Police Formations are being paid as at when due and on time.
“Few Policemen who went on inquiry to the Mechanized Salary Section (MSS) in Kaduna State Police Command over complaint of Under-payment, Omission of their names on the Salary Payroll as a result of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) handled by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, were immediately attended to and addressed by the Officer in Charge of the Mechanized Salary Section (MSS), Kaduna State Command in the early hours of today that their problems have been taken up by the Force Headquarters with the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
“However, some challenges such as Under-payment, Omission of names on payroll, Non-payment and Over-payment of some Police Personnel experienced in the Eight State Commands that have been enrolled on the platform of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the payment of August and September 2017 Salary have been taken up with the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and it’s being promptly addressed.”
Jimoh said that the protesting policemen have since returned to their duty posts, insisting that no Policeman went on rampage as reported in the media in Kaduna State or anywhere else in the Country.
“Members of the Public are hereby enjoined not to panic but go about their lawful duties and other responsibilities without fear or apprehension. No Policeman protested in Kaduna State or any other State of the Country because of none payment of salary.
“While the Nigeria Police Force is assuring the media of continuous supports and cooperation, they are implored to always verify facts before publishing in order not to cause panic, tension and misinformation in the minds of the Public.
“The Nigeria Police Force is a disciplined organization and will not allow any situation to degenerate into disturbance of Public Peace and breakdown of Law and Order anywhere in the Country. “ [myad]