Policemen from various formations and commands across the country have lamented the non-payment of their November salaries. They made this disclosure when they spoke with newsmen on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
The officers, who spoke in anonymity, insisted the non-payment of their November salaries has made their suffering worse. The officers, who said that they are hungry and penniless said that other security agents have been paid their November salaries.
The officers also noted several attempts to get their salary up till Wednesday have proved abortive.
In anguish, they lamented that the police authority, do not state when their salaries would be paid. One of the officers said, “Help us shout it loud and clear, no November salary for police, the signal above indicated like that.
“All others security agents have been paid. What is our offence, is it a curse to be in Nigeria police?”
“Economic crunch has crushed most of us due to irrational cost of living, a hungry man is an angry man.
“Police are seriously hunting anyone that air his views, they say you are leaking official secret, they want you to remain zombie, suffering and smelling, please cover the identity”.
Another police officer in his own submission said, “It is lame excuses, police can not bear the brunt, is not our fault it is leadership failures, for Christ sake, all others security agents have been paid since last week, today is 8/12, how do they want us to survive when we are not doing other jobs or to go and commit crimes.”
But, the police authority in a signal issued by Force Headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday, noted that the salary delay was due to a delay in the processing of funds from the federal ministry of finance.
The signal addressed to various commands and formations reads, “Information received from IPPIS unit of OAGF indicates delay in the processing of funds from the federal ministry of finance for payment of November 2021 salaries which that there will be a delay in payment of November 2021 salary.”