Nigeria Police UN peacekeepers grumble over unpaid allowances

 

Members of the Nigeria Police contingent to Liberia, Haiti and Sudan on United Nations’ Peacekeeping Missions, have discreetly protested the failure of the Police High Command to pay their duty tour allowances running into billions of naira, months after they returned to the country, the Nigerian Tribune reported on Saturday.

The 600-man contingent, which comprises officers and men drawn from various state police commands across the country, are suspicious that their superiors had squandered the $6,000 the UN had approved for each officer, and passed to the police headquarters in Abuja for onward disbursement to the peacekeepers.

The leadership of the terribly corrupt Nigeria Police has a reputation for graft and mismanagement of funds meant for personnel emolument and capital projects. So, the peacekeepers, who said they got confirmation from the UN headquarters that the money had been sent to Abuja, are apprehensive that their allowances have been pocketed.

But police spokesperson, Oluwole Amore, told the Tribune the police headquarters had just received the funds from the UN and was making arrangement to commence payment.

Affected officers and men, he said, would have to travel to Abuja to receive their allowances.

 

  • Stella Bodmas

    I think the earlier we begin to correct our mistake the better it will be good for the next coming generation so they will have a good example to gather from us. Corruption can only be reduce / eradicate in this country if our so called superior have the fear of God in each of their heart. To me this country Nigeria is a very good country because she has all the natural resource that all country are even lacking.If the so call superior don’t want the wrath of God to fall on them as it was in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah they better start paying the affected officers and men of their duty tour allowance.