Nigeria Police Force [NPF] Clears Air On Alleged Police Strike Action

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The Nigeria police on Monday dismissed reports that its officers planned an industrial action with effect from March 26, 2022

.Acting Force publicity Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in an exceedingly statement, stressed that law enforcement officials the country remained committed to securing Nigeria’s spaces and won’t down tools.

Adejobi also said the Police IG, Usman Baba, has been accelerating efforts to make sure the complete implementation of the increment of salaries and allowances proposed by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); and approved by the Federal council.

The statement was titled, ‘Alleged Police Strike Action: NPF Describes News As Fake, Mischievous’.

It read, “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a news making the rounds on social media alleging that some members of the Force will be embarking on a strike action with effect from March 26, 2022.

“The Nigeria Police Force wishes to state unequivocally that the alleged publication is fake and a mischievous attempt by unscrupulous individuals to bring the Force to disrepute, misinform the general public and heat up the polity.

“It is pertinent to restate that the Nigeria Police Force is a regimented and disciplined organization with laid down rules and guidelines for addressing grievances and in no circumstance is a strike action one of such means.

“The men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are fully aware that a strike action or other deliberate disruption of law enforcement services by any security organization is mutinous and the personnel of the Force would not degenerate at any point to that level of disloyalty and indiscipline, as policing services are paramount and essential in the maintenance of orderliness and peace in the nation.

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