Inspector General of Police, Mr.Solomon Arase, promises to open a scholarship scheme for children of officers.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr.Solomon Arase, has promised to open a scholarship scheme for children of officers who died while on duty. Arase said this in Abuja when he paid a visit to the FCT police command at the weekend.
He described the scholarship as Heroes Treatment”, adding that any officers that died on duty should be rest assured that his children would not surfer. “Heroes treatment, we are putting a scholarship scheme in place that your children will not surfer if any thing happened to you on duty. Also, we will organise a scholarship programme for police officers children, not less than four kids.”
He added that the welfare of the officers and men of the force was paramount to his administration. He said that one way to have active police personnel was to invest and improve on their welfare, including their family members.
“You cannot police the country without a sound and fit personnel. Of the first thing I promised the officers and men, were welfare. I promised to improve on all their welfare.
He urged the officers and men to improve on the image of the force with their performance, saying that every police officer was first a Nigerian before becoming an officer. Earlier, Arase disclosed that 36,000 police officers would attend promotion courses in December. “Thirty six thousand officers will go for promotion courses by December, I will make sure you feeding is settled, it is paramount,” he said.
-Faith Aghaeze, Abuja