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Alledged Protest: Police Deny Action, Say No Officer is Owed

IGP Idris Ibrahim. 

The Nigeria Police Monday debunked reports that some personnel protested at Kaduna over unpaid salaries.
Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) who stated this, urged reporters to always verify their stories before rushing to press.
According to Moshood, police personnel across ranks throughout the country had always received their salaries when due, except for a few affected by the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), whose cases were being handled by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
He said: “It is not correct and misleading that Police Personnel protested anywhere in the country because of non-payment of salary as reported in some media on Monday, October, 9.
“Few policemen, who went on inquiry to the Mechanized Salary Section (MSS) in Kaduna State Police Command over complaint of Under-payment, Omission of their names on the Salary Payroll as a result of the implementation of the IPPIS handled by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, were immediately attended to and addressed by the Officer in Charge of MSS, Kaduna.
“They were told their problems have   been taken up by the Force Headquarters with the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation. And they left for their duty posts. No policeman protested and none went on rampage in Kaduna or anywhere else as reported in the media.”
Continuing, Moshood said challenges such as underpayment, omission of names on payroll, non-payment and over-payment of some personnel experienced in August and September in eight state commands that have been enrolled on IPPIS, have already been tabled before the Office of the Accountant-General and they were being addressed.
“The public are hereby enjoined not to panic. They should go about their lawful duties and other responsibilities without fear or apprehension. No policeman protested in Kaduna State or any other state of the country because of non-payment of salary.
“While the Nigeria Police Force is assuring the media of continuous supports and cooperation, they are implored to always verify facts before publishing in order not to cause panic, tension and misinformation in the minds of the people.
“The Nigeria Police Force is a disciplined organization and will not allow any situation to degenerate into disturbance of public peace and breakdown of law and order anywhere in the country.”



The Nation. 

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