News

Police Strike Holds Saturday 26; Authorities Attempt Stopping Industrial Action

The proposed Nigeria Police Force, NPF strike set to hold on Saturday might be averted if the move by their authorities to stop the industrial action comes to fruition.

Already, several deliberations have been carried out but has created doubts over whether or not their efforts to stop the strike slated for Saturday would be heeded to by the rank and file officers.

The attempts to stop the industrial action is first coming from the office of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, knowing that it would disrupt security activities in the country, especially as insecurity is bothering every part of the nation.

The need to halt the nationwide protest that centres mainly on the welfare of officers, including implementation of their salary increment plan, have also seen heads of all personnel formations across the country ordering all its other personnel to be at work as early as 8 a.m. on the day of their protest.

However, it was gathered that any policeman who fails to report for duty on Saturday, would be treated as having an ulterior motive in sympathy with calls for the industrial action and the uncertainty surrounding the situation.

This has prompted the authorities to order all Commissioners, DPOs, and other heads of departments, to render hourly situation reports about happenings in their areas until stand down, even as supervising officers are to maintain a register in all offices of the command and formations.

Back to top button