Police blame banks for delay in payment of election duties allowances
The Nigeria Police Force has blamed the delay in payment of allowances to its officers involved in the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections on the inability in banks to release the funds to the affected officers.
According to a statement credited to the Nigeria Police Force, Force Public Relations Officer Adejobi Olumuyiwa, where he reiterated the commitment of the Police Boss, to ensure its personnel get election duty payment allowance accordingly.
“2023 General Elections Payment: in furtherance of the IGPs passion to address the alleged delay or non payments of the police personnel allowances, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc+, NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, on monday 6th March, 2023, met with the managements of defaulting DMBs, who were responsible for the delay in payment of 2023 election duty allowances to Police personnel.”
According to the Police Accountant and Budgets Department, the banks have been credited as schedules of payment have been dropped with the banks even before the February 25 elections.
“So, we urge the affected officers to remain calm as every penny accrued to them will be paid.”
He also noted, that the upcoming March 11th Gubernatorial Election across the states in the country, that the force has commence the payment of the second tranche for the guber elections from today Tuesday 7th March 2023.