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Police officers in Zamfara allege delay in salary payments

The police officers in Zamfara State has alleged poor treatment by the federal government, alleging that the festivities were bleak for many...



The police officers in Zamfara State has alleged poor treatment by the federal government, alleging that the festivities were bleak for many families as their December salaries were just paid.


Speaking with newsmen in Gusau, the state capital, a police officer identified as Godwin lamented that he could not provide the essential needs for his family.


“Believe me, I did not buy clothes, shoes for any of my five children due to hardship. We are suffering as police people.”


“Can we continue to live on borrowing even though we are fully employed by the federal government and we are not beggars”


Other policemen people who spoke to newsmen expressed disappointment over the delay of salaries and allowances, warning that the delay in salary payment would not encourage officers to perform professionally.


A visit to banks in Gusau, showed crowded banking halls as police officers jostled to cash their December salaries today.


Most of the police officials told newsmen that they have been at the bank since 6am but are unable to collect their monies, saying that the banks even ran out of cash in the AT.


They said that some of them that were sent to villages where armed bandits are operating and yet have not been paid their risks allowances.


“Can you imagine that the police operatives are just collecting their December salaries today? If the federal government worker could not receive his or her salary as at when due, then what do you say about private organizations.


The police officers appealed to the federal government to consider their families and treat them like human beings.


“After all, it is our rights, not a privilege. The government should also consider the fact that they are at war with bandits and many have lost their lives in many operations “

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