In a solemn ceremony at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, November 16th, 2023, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the welfare of police officers.
The occasion marked the presentation of Settlement Group Life Assurance and IGP Family Welfare Scheme benefits totaling N2.276,110,966.80 to 613 beneficiaries and next-of-kins of deceased police officers for the policy years 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023.
Addressing the gathering, the IGP underscored the significance of the event, expressing condolences to the families of the fallen officers. This marked the third such presentation since Egbetokun assumed office, signifying a continuation of the administration’s commitment to supporting the police force comprehensively, including those currently serving, retired, and those who have passed away.
The Life Assurance Scheme, funded by the Federal Government, and the IGP Family Welfare Scheme, funded by the Nigeria Police Force ,NPF, aim to provide financial support and relief to the families of deceased officers. Egbetokun emphasized the sacrifices made by these fallen heroes and stressed that presenting these cheques is a tangible way to acknowledge and support the families, alleviating some of the financial burdens they may face.
Encouraging beneficiaries to use the funds for the benefit of the deceased officers’ families, the IGP highlighted the importance of ensuring that the financial support contributes to easing their burdens. He took a moment to commend the exceptional efforts of the Force Insurance Unit and collaborating insurance companies for their tireless work in promptly settling claims for deserving beneficiaries.
In closing, the IGP extended sincere gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for prioritizing police welfare and ensuring the timely release of the premium for the Insurance Scheme. The ceremony served not only as a financial gesture but also as a poignant reminder of the ongoing commitment to honoring and caring for those who have dedicated their lives to public service.