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FG Assures Of New Welfare Packages For Paramilitary Officers

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has pledged to improve the welfare of paramilitary personnel, including the seamless promotion and a new salary package.

Mr Tunji-Ojo, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja by his media aide, Alao Babatunde, said the government had constituted a committee to end career stagnation in the services and ensure that the promotion process was not circumvented.

“We are working on the promotion exercise of personnel of all our paramilitary agencies, and in a couple of weeks, it will be out,” he said. 

The minister also said the government was working on new salaries and allowances for the personnel.

”We are also working on the review of your salary. As a board, we are working with the Salaries and Wages Commission to ensure the upward review of the salaries of our paramilitary officers.

“We are working on the establishment of a paramilitary pension board so that in service and retirement, our men can know that there is assurance of a good life,” Mr Tunji-Ojo stated. 

The minister, who spoke during the inauguration of the new uniform for men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said he would provide the services with the right tools to deliver.

“We will continue to support you. We will continue to work on the welfare and training of our officers because it is paramount.

“And of course, we will continue to invest in you because we know that the dividend of our investment is enhanced security,” the minister stated. 

He acknowledged their sacrifices to defend the nation against its enemies and assured them that their sacrifices would not be in vain.


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