Tony Okafor, Awka
The Inspector General of Police Family Welfare Insurance Scheme has paid not less than N43m to the families of fallen police officers in Anambra State.
The cheques to that effect were presented on Tuesday to the 20 families of the deceased officers by Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, on behalf of IGP Usman Baba Alkali.
This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Awka, Anambra State,on Tuesday, by the state Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Tochukwu Ikenga.
The statements read in part, “The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, today( Tuesday) 10/1/2023 on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, psc (+), NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, presented cheques worth forty-three million, two hundred and eighty-nine thousand, four hundred and seventy-one naira, seventeen kobo to twenty (20) families of deceased police officers attached to the Command.
“The gesture is an initiative of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) family welfare insurance scheme aimed at giving succour to the family of police officers who died in active service.
“Also, the gesture is aimed at spurring officers’ to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that, their welfare is of paramount importance to the Administration of the Force.
“The CP while presenting the cheques, to the beneficiaries thanked the Inspector-General of Police for his relentless efforts towards ensuring a good welfare package for personnel of the force and urged the beneficiaries to use the money wisely by investing in a profitable venture that will in turn, ameliorate the needs of the dependents left behind.
“The CP also noted that the command had received similar cheques from the Inspector General of Police and it was presented to the beneficiaries.”
The statement added that,”The families thanked the Inspector-General of Police and pledge to make good use of the money.”