The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase has said that the Nigeria Police Force has commenced building of low-cost houses for junior officers nationwide.
The affected ranks and files are inspectors and other officers of lower rank.
The gesture is to improve the welfare condition of those officers bearing in mind the high cost of living which has made housing way out of reach of junior officers.
Mr Arase announced this at the commissioning of the Nigerian Police Force Micro Finance Bank in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.
The Inspector General of Police, represented by the DIG in-charge of Finance and Administration, Dan’Azumi Doma, disclosed that through the NPF Micro Finance, Officers, rank and file of the Police Force can assess loans which they can use to build their own houses and carter for their families.
While reassuring the determination of the current management of the Nigerian Police Force to improve on the welfare of officers and men, the DIG explained that the housing initiative is targeted to boost the morale of the personnel and make them comfortable even upon retirement.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Umar Shehu and Chairman of the NPF Micro Finance Bank, Azubuko Udah, both urged the police personnel and members of the public to patronize the bank.
The Nigerian Police Force Micro Finance Bank was established in 1992 as a welfare scheme to mobilize funds to carter for the welfare of police officers.
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