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Policemen grumble as finance ministry delays November salary

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MEN and officers of the Nigeria Police have yet to receive their November salary following alleged late processing of the payment by staff members of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Worried by the development, the police authorities have reached out to pacify the rank and file who are complaining about the non-payment of their salary a week into December.

It was gathered that policemen usually receive their salaries on the 25th of every month but the latest development is generating concern within the police circle.

Our correspondent could not confirm if there were other reasons for the delay but a worried Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has directed zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners of Police to plead with their men.

In a wireless message dated December 3, 2021, addressed to AIGs and CPs in charge of various commands and formations, the IG explained the reason for the delay and assured them that efforts were being made to ensure payment as soon as possible.

The message titled, ‘Salary arrangement,’ read, “Information received from the IPPIS (Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System) unit of the OAGF (Office of Attorney-General of the Federation) indicates a delay in processing of funds from Federal Ministry of Finance for payment of November 2021 salaries which implies that there will be delay in payment of November 2021 salary. Continue Reading

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