Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, says the force has commenced the building of affordable houses nationwide for inspectors and other lower rank officers in its efforts to improve their welfare condition.
Mr Arase announced this on Thursday at the commissioning of the Nigerian Police Force Micro Finance Bank in Kaduna State, North west 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.