President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s commitment to improving livelihood of serving police officers.
This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
According to the statement, the President gave the assurance when he virtually commissioned the new Head Office Building of Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd, saying that the government was focused on ensuring that police officers, who served the nation meritoriously, were resettled into retirement, with some financial support.
He applauded the Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme, which is aimed at providing financial support to retired officers.
President Buhari therefore called on the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Police Authorities and Nigeria Police Force Pensions Limited to maintain their concerted efforts toward achieving improved welfare for police personnel.
The President also commended the continuous efforts of the NPF, not only for fighting and addressing the emerging internal security challenges, but also in enhancing the welfare of their personnel through their Pension Fund Administration, while assuring of more government support.
According to him, the ceremony is a significant milestone for the nation’s pension industry as this New Head Office Building Complex is the first to be purpose-built by Pension Fund Administrator.
“It is noteworthy that for a company that is just six years old, to have achieved this magnificent, befitting edifice, utilizing only its internally-generated revenue, and using wholly indigenous contractors, shows that our efforts in driving fiscal discipline and encouraging patronage of local firms is yielding the desired results.”