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FAKE NEWS ALERT! Buhari Has Not Increased Our Salary – Police Cry Out

The Nigeria Police has denied a new salary structure that has gone viral on social media.

The viral post which broke down salaries across all the ranks of the police claimed President Muhammadu Buhari approved the new structure.

According to post, the least paid policeman, Police Constable (PC) II is to earn N84, 000, while the highest, the Inspector-General of Police is to be paid N1.5 million.

But a tweet by the Police on its official Twitter handle @policeNG said this was fake news.

The tweet stated simply, “Ignore the trending fake news, please.”

President Muhammadu Buhari in his address to the nation over the EndSARS protest back in October disclosed that his administration has come up with a new salary structure for police and teachers.

“With regard to the welfare of the police personnel, the national salaries, income and wages commission has been directed to expedite actions on the new salary structure for the police force, the enrollment of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.

“In order to underscore the importance of education in preparing youths for the future, this administration has come up with a new salary structure and other incentives for our teachers.”

Buhari then urged the protesters to resist the urge to be used by subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating our nascent democracy.

“I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage the government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.”

He said that his government is committed to the unity of this country.

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“I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage the government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.”

He said that his government is committed to the unity of this country.

“We will continue to improve good governance and our democratic process, including through sustained engagement.”

Recall that Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, gave his men the given greenlight to protect and defend themselves against any attack, saying officers are humans too.

The directive came in light of policemen being target by rampaging hoodlums in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests.

No less than 22 police officers were reported killed by the police force in the violence that rocked the country after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest embarked upon by youths to demand an end to police brutality.

Adamu alleged that the #EndSARS protesters were out to demoralise the personnel, adding that the government and the Nigeria Police Force would soon roll out packages for the families of the deceased officers.

He stated, “The unity of this country lies in the support that is given to police officers because if you are demoralised, the tendency is for criminals to take over the public space and the country is relying on us to make sure that the public space is not taken over by the criminals. So no amount of provocation, no amount of insult would make us shy away from our responsibilities.

“Inasmuch as we are aware that the government is behind us; so, we would encourage you to keep performing your duties. We would encourage you to be professional, to be civic, but if anybody touches you, if anybody comes to assault you, you can also protect yourself.

“When we talk of human rights, the police are human; so, the rights of police officers would also be protected. So, we are sending the message that legally, we have the right to protect ourselves but while we are doing that, we make sure that until we are endangered.”

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