Establish a workable Life Insurance Scheme for Policemen killed on duty – Governor tells FG

The Governor of Rivers State has appealed to the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish a workable life insurance scheme for all Police officers.

Wike, while noting that the scheme was long over due, stressed the need for it to be created.

He said that when Police officers die in the course of carrying out their duties, the family they leave behind should not be financially handicapped.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Wike said this when the President, Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Hajia Hajara Alkali Baba, paid him a visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Thursday, June 24.

He said, “Government should take appropriate step and put in place policy that will protect and provide a backup for the families of police officers. They should have insurance to guarantee and protect them, in case anything happens”.

Speaking further, he urged the President of POWA to continue to encourage the bereaved families of killed police officers across all states of the federation.

It was learnt that the Governor donated some land and the sum of N50 million to assist POWA construct a civic centre which would be used to upgrade the skill of Police widows through the area of skill acquisition.

Governor Wike also commended the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman for supporting Rivers State in the area of tackling insecurity and other ill social vices.

In her remarks, Hajia Hajara Alkali Baba, said the primary purpose of visiting Rivers State was to thank Governor Wike, the Cross Rivers State Government as well as the citizens for providing support and assistance for the widows of deceased Police officers.

“I am here to say a big thank you for being a father to my immediate family, which are the widows, “she said.

She thanked the Governor for the lands and the huge sum of money, she said it will be put to good news.

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