From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State, CP Umar Nadada has presented cheques worth over N41 million to 32 families of deceased police officers and those who sustained various injuries in the course of discharging their duties.
This was contained in a press statement issued on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ramhan Nansel and made available to journalists in Lafia.
The statement said, “The Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State Command, CP Umar Shehu Nadada, on behalf of the Inspector–General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, presented cheques worth N41,478,893.00 to thirty-two families of Police operatives who died while in active service and those who sustained varying degrees of injury while discharging their statutory duties.
“The gesture is an initiative of the Inspector-General of Police Family Welfare Insurance and Group Life Assurance, that is aimed at improving the living conditions of families of Police operatives who lost their lives in the line of duty and personnel who sustained injury in the course of duty.
“While appreciating the Inspector-General of Police for his contributions to supporting the families of officers who lost their lives while in service, and ensuring better welfare of his personnel, the Commissioner of Police urged the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously to train the children left behind and invest in profitable ventures that will, in turn, put food on the table and alleviate their plights.”