Twenty families of deceased officers of the Anambra State Police Command have received over N40m insurance benefits.
The sum is courtesy of Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police Family Welfare Insurance Scheme. It was presented to the bereaved families by the commissioner of police, Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, on behalf of IGP Usman Baba Alkali.
The state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, gave the exact sum as forty-three million, two hundred and eighty-nine thousand, four hundred and seventy-one naira, seventeen kobo.
According to him, “The gesture is aimed at giving succour to the family of police officers who died in active service.
“Also, the gesture is aimed at spurring officers to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that their welfare is of paramount importance to the administration of the Force.”
CP Echeng, while presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries, thanked the inspector-general of police for his efforts towards ensuring a good welfare package for personnel of the Force.
He urged them to use the money judiously ‘by investing in a profitable venture that will in turn ameliorate the needs of the dependants left behind’.
The bereaved families thanked IGP Alkali for the gesture, and pledged to make good use of the money.