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Police in Anambra protest non payment of promotion allowances

Concerned police officers in Anambra State promoted from the rank of Inspector to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in 2017 have cried against delay of their allowances.

Spokesman of the angry police officers who did not want his name in print, yesterday, claimed before journalists that the officers involved were promoted in May 2017 from Police Inspector to ASP without their promotion allowances between that May and December 2017 which he said amounted to N400, 000 per a promoted officer.

He noted that some of them retired before December that year while police authorities continued to withhold their allowances with no reason given for the action.

“Those serving were only paid as ASPs from January 2018 till date but the allowances from May 2017 to December 2017 have never been paid and no explanations are offered as to why we will not be paid the allowances.

“Those in charge of the recently introduced Integrated Payroll Personnel Information Scheme (IPPIS) in the office of the Accountant-General have not been able to explain why these allowances cannot be paid to us,” he said.

He appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris whose office he said might not be in the know what the officers are suffering to investigate their claims for them to receive their allowances.

The officer noted that paying the police personnel their entitlements would boost their morale in the job with increase in productivity.

He alleged that those promoted before the 2017 batch had all been paid and wondered why theirs would be an exception.

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