The Federal Election Commission has approved a 20 percent pay raise for police officers.
On December 15, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari chairs a virtual FEC meeting in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a review and 20% salary increase for police officers.
This was said by Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Police Affairs, after the Federal Executive Council meeting, which was headed by President Muhammadu Buhari and held at the newly rebuilt council chambers on Wednesday.
The review process, according to the ministry, is set to begin in January 2022.
Dingyadi further noted that the evaluation is in response to EndSARS protesters’ demands in 2020, which included, among other things, enhanced police officer welfare.
He stated that the duty tour allowance will be increased to 6% of their new take home pay, and that N1.12 billion will be approved for payment of outstanding uninsured benefits for the period 2013 to 2020.
President Buhari stated that salaries would be increased in line with the amount of service provided in order to maintain the country’s stability.
In addition, the council authorized a tax waiver for junior police officers worth N18.6 billion, which will raise their take-home pay starting in October 2021.
Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed, on the other hand, stated that the new salary structure was not included in the 2022 budget and that her ministry will await the results of the auditor-verification general’s of the various computations.
She said outcome will first require the executive to pass a supplementary budget to parliament.