The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the review and upgrade of salaries of police personnel by 20 per cent.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, after the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the newly renovated council chambers.
Dingyadi said that the review is expected to take effect from January 2022.
He added that the review came in response to the demands made by EndSARS protesters in 2020, requesting improved welfare for police officers.
According to the minister, the take home pay will be enhanced through the duty tour allowance to 6 per cent of their new take home pay and an approval of N1.12 billion for payment of outstanding uninsured benefits for the period of 2013 to 2020.
Buhari had assured that the salaries would be upgraded commensurate to service rendered in order to maintain peace in the country.
Also at the meeting on Wednesday, FEC approved the release of N13.1 billion for payment of outstanding death benefits of 5,472 personnel for the uninsured period of 2013 to August 2021.