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Six hundred and thirteen (613) members of the families of police officers who lost their lives while serving the country have been given relief in cash to the sum of N2,276,110,966.80.…CONTINUE READING

Naija News reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, presented them with Settlement Group Life Assurance and IGP Family Welfare Scheme benefits on Thursday, November 16, 2023.

The federal government funds the Life Assurance Scheme, while the Nigeria Police Force funds the IGP family welfare scheme.

During the presentation of the cheques at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Egbetokun urged the beneficiaries to use the money wisely, particularly for the benefit of the families left behind by the deceased officers.

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This gesture is part of the NPF’s efforts to sympathize with the families of deceased police officers and to help them cope with their day-to-day life challenges, the police boss noted.

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Below is the Press Release from the force PPRO

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“IGP PRESENTS CHEQUES WORTH OVER 2 BILLION TO NEXT OF KINS OF DECEASED OFFICERS

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has successfully kicked off the presentation of cheques for Group Life Assurance and the IGP Family Welfare Scheme to 613 beneficiaries and next-of-kins of deceased police officers for the policy years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, November 16, 2023, the IGP highlighted the importance of the event, emphasizing the administration’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of all officers, including those serving, retired, and deceased.

“During his address, the IGP disclosed that the total amount involved in the two policies is Two Billion, Two Hundred and Seventy-Six Million, One Hundred and Ten Thousand, Nine Hundred and Sixty-Six Naira, Eighteen Kobo (N2,276,110,966.18k). He noted that this marks the third such event since he assumed office. The IGP expressed condolences to the families of the deceased officers, recognizing the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes while assuring that the presentation of these cheques is a tangible way to acknowledge and support the families, providing financial relief to ease their burdens.

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“Acknowledging the exceptional efforts of the Force Insurance Unit and the collaborating insurance companies, the IGP commended their tireless work in ensuring the prompt settlement of claims to deserving beneficiaries. The Inspector General of Police similarly extended sincere gratitude to His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, for prioritizing police welfare and ensuring the timely release of the premium for the Insurance Scheme,” read the press release by the Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

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