Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has concluded plans to commence a two-week warning strike on March 26, 2022, due to some failed promises from the Federal Government.
The officers are going on a warning strike to protest against their poor working conditions, poor salaries, lack of genuine welfare benefits and outdated weapons, among other setbacks.
Another very important reason why the officers would be embarking on the two-week warning industrial action is because of the continuous killing of their colleagues by armed robbers and terrorists, without adequate compensation for their families.
This message was contained in a letter to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, by the aggrieved officers who accused the the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of lying about the increment of police salary and other promised benefits.
The aggrieved officers further demanded improved conditions of service, particularly salary increase and provision of modern weapons as they tackle the security challenges facing the country.
NPF Statement Reads in Brief
“Nigeria government lied about the increment of police salary on March 10, 2022. It has been observed with utmost dissatisfaction how the Federal Government and the Minister of Police Affairs lied to the general public about the increment of our salaries.” The letter reads in part.