The Police on Saturday said all allowances due to its officers for the presidential and National Assembly elections had been paid.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement said, “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to clear the air on the alleged non-payment of elections allowances to police personnel, who participated in the elections held on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
“The Force wishes to confirm in strong terms that it has paid all its personnel the election allowances as the mandate for the payment of the allowances due to all police officers has been issued and all lodgments have been made to respective Deposit Money Banks for onward payment to police officers banking with them.”
Adejobi noted that anyone experiencing delayed payment of their accrued allowances should visit their banks. “The Force urges all officers and men who have yet to receive the election allowances to take up such matters with their respective banks to fast-track the resolution of the issues responsible for the delays.
“It is pertinent to reaffirm that issues of non-payment should not be ascribed to the Force as the Police Account and Budget Office had done the needful and preparations are underway to pay the second tranche of election allowances for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections on Saturday.”
He said the police remained committed to the welfare of her officers and men.