The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday paid his first visit to the State Police Command where he announced the approval for the upward review of insurance compensation for Police Officers serving in the state.
Announcing the review at the Oduduwa Police Command in Ikeja area of the State, the Governor during an interaction with Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders in the state, said that the compensation which covers death and permanent disability to Police officers in the line of duty was last reviewed 16 years ago.
Before the review, Senior Police Officers received insurance compensation of N2million, Inspectors, and N1.5million while officers in Rank and File are entitled to N1million.
The upward review of the compensation value is; Senior Police Officers, N5million; Inspectors, N3million and Rank and File N2million respectively.
The Governor stressed that the gesture was borne out of the state’s appreciation of the hazards associated with policing, adding that the value of the compensation had become grossly inadequate.