Do you think the police would be missed if they go on strike?

People resident in Anambra State may find themselves in that situation if the police carry out their threat to down guns.

Some officers in the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police in Anambra State have threatened to go on strike over the non-payment of their 2017 promotion allowances.

They called on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to intervene in their matter.

The spokesperson for the officers, who pleaded anonymity for fear of victimisation, told journalists in Awka on Sunday that the officers involved were promoted in May 2017 from the rank of Inspector to ASP without the attendant allowances.

Describing the situation as unfortunate, he said each officer was entitled to  N400,000 of accumulated allowances.

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He said, “Those serving were only paid as ASPs from January 2018 till date but the allowances from May 2017 to December 2017 have never been paid and no explanations were offered as to why we will not be paid the allowances.

“Those in charge of the recently introduced Integrated Payroll Personnel Information Scheme in the office of the Accountant-General have not been able to explain why these allowances cannot be paid to us.”

He alleged that those promoted before the 2017 batch had all been paid and wondered why theirs would be an exception.

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