Widows ask police to accelerate payment of husbands’ benefits
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, on Monday donated foodstuff to widows of policemen killed while on duty in the Plateau command.
The Plateau Commissioner of Police, Chris Olakpe, who represented the IGP, said the items was to enable them celebrate the New Year.
Mr. Abubakar said that the items included a cow, 30 bags of rice and eight cartons of vegetable oil and that they were for 30 widows that lost their bread winners in the line of duty within the past 12 months.
“The IGP wishes you a happy New Year because he has not forgotten the services that your husbands’ rendered to the force. The force will not leave you to suffer, the IGP has your husbands in mind and that is the reason for this occasion. You should stop weeping and intensify prayers so that your children will become important people in the society. We have a responsible administration that is ready to assist the widows and the children to achieve their educational desires,” Mr. Abubakar said.
Responding on behalf of the widows, Nandi Edache, commended the IGP for the gesture.
Mrs. Edache called on the police chief to accelerate the payment of their husbands’ benefits to enable them settle their children’s school fees.
She said that life had not been easy for them after the demise of their husbands. She prayed that God would protect Mr. Abubakar for remembering them in their hours of need.