The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate distribution of uniforms, kits, accoutrements and body armours for police personnel especially Inspectors and other ranks. The distribution takes immediate effect from Thursday 24th March, 2022. Police formations across Zonal and State Commands nationwide are also to benefit from allocation of Two Hundred and Fifty-Three (253) newly procured operational and emergency vehicles .
The IGP directed that the items must get to every member of the Inspectorate cadre and other ranks of the Force in furtherance of the Force Management’s zeal to boost the welfare of police personnel and improve their condition of service. This is coming against the backdrop of the threatened strike by Police Personnel, who expressed displeasure at poor remuneration and their welfare.
Recall that Senior personnel have been going round Police formations to appeal to men and officers of the police not to go on strike.
The vehicles, which are to be allocated to commands and formations, include 110 Land Cruiser Buffalo Trucks, 33 IVM Carrier Pick Up Trucks, 37 Mikano Pick Up Trucks, 20 Nord Max Pick Up Trucks, 18 Mikano Lorry Trucks, 5 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), 3 Toyota Hiaice Ambulance Vehicles, 1 Toyota Armoured Coaster Bus, amongst others.
Acting Force Spokesman, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement said the Inspector-General of Police assured of his administration’s commitment to sustaining the regular issuance of uniforms to police personnel, as well as his readiness to continually provide the needful and upgrade the operational capability of the Force at all levels in order to completely stamp out crimes and criminality in the country.