The Nigeria police force has described as incorrect and misleading, the news making the rounds in the media that its personnel in eight state commands of the federation are protesting against the non-payment of august and September salaries.
In a press release signed by the force public relations officer Jimoh Moshood, the Nigeria police says the salaries of police personnel across ranks throughout the thirty-six states and federal capital territory, Abuja and all other formations are being paid as at when due and on time.
The statement further stated that 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 and personnel information system (IPPIS) handled by the office of the accountant general of the federation were immediately attended to and addressed by the officer in charge of mechanized salary section (MSS) Kaduna state command in the early hours of today and that the issue has been taken by the force headquarters with the office of the accountant general of the federation after which the personnel left for their duty posts.
The statement stressed that no policeman protested and none went on rampage as reported in the media in Kaduna or anywhere else in the country.
The NPF however acknowledged that some challenges such as under payment, omission of names on payroll, non-payment and over payment of some personnel experienced in eight state commands that have been enrolled on the platform of the integrated payroll and personnel information system (IPPIS) in the payment of august and September 2017 salary have been taken up with the office of the accountant general of the federation and its being promptly addressed.
While assuring media outfits in the country of continuous support and cooperation, the Nigeria police implore pressmen to always verify facts before publishing in order not to cause panic, tension and misinformation in the minds of the public.