Grumblings in Police Barracks Over N5,500 Deductions- Vanguard

Frank-Mba-Lagos-PPRODue to the grumblings by officers, rank and file of the Nigeria Police Force across the country over what they termed forced deductions of N11,000 from their salaries (N5,500 each in June and July) by the leadership of the force to acquire shares for policemen in the Police Mortgage Bank, the Force Headquarters has explained that the deductions were meant to assist the officers own houses.

Speaking in Abuja on Monday 12/08/2013, Force spokesman, CSP Frank Mba, explained that with the Police having a whooping N8 billion tied down in the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, an amount which many other mortgage concerns have been accessing and benefiting from, the present Police leadership feels it is time for policemen to enjoy the fruit of their labour.

He noted that with the contribution of N11,000 across board (from IGP to constable), which makes every policeman a share holder and part owner of the Police Mortgage Bank.

The question yet to be answered is whether the rank and file (junior officers) are included in this plan. Because it is obvious that a cross section of police officers, especially the rank and file appear not to be comfortable with the ‘ungodly’ deduction of N5,500 from the meager salaries they receive.