In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, October, 2020

#EndSARS: ‘After 14 years In Police, I Nonetheless Gather N64ok Month-to-month

#EndSARS: 'After 14 years In Police, I Still Collect N64k Monthly

#EndSARS protesters take over streets in Nigeria

#EndSARS protesters


A Nigerian police officer has lamented that after working for 14 years, he is nonetheless paid N64, 000 month-to-month by the federal government.


The person made the revelation whereas revealing why he allowed his spouse participate within the ongoing #EndSARS protests.


In an interview with DAILY POST, he expressed unhappiness on the state of the Nigeria Police.


The citizen, a Sergeant, stated he joined the Power in 2006.


He had his first baby in 2017 and now has 4 children.


The policeman recalled that his wage for a number of years was N8,000 and later N12,000.

“I’m not glad concerning the scenario of this nation. My spouse is protesting. I can’t be there however when she informed me she needed to go, I didn’t cease her as a result of the scenario impacts her.

“After 14 years in service, I’m nonetheless accumulating N64,000 per thirty days. Not simply me, others in my set too accumulate the identical wage. It doesn’t cowl something. I’ve 4 children, I’m paying lease, college charges, feeding my household,” he stated.


He revealed how officers pay for issues the police ought to present for them if the system was working.

“We purchase our uniform, others can verify this. My beret is N4,500; the buttons on the shirt is N3,000; the total Khaki is N8,000; you must purchase your rank emblem N600; stitching is N3,000; Boot 18,000,” he added.


The Sergeant additional decried how personnel are left to deal with bills after postings to instructions and formations.

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“After they launch posting, they don’t give us cash. You’re by yourself, you bear all the prices. How will such an individual not use the few days he has left to hustle. You could fend for your self.

“Most occasions, they inform you to renew inside three days to 1 week, with out lodging and monetary help to relocate. The problems are too many. Are you aware we go to purchase the paper used for complaints at police stations? Paper!” he fumed.


Requested to touch upon welfare assist for ailing and deceased officers, the policeman shook his head in remorse.


“If any of us die, we normally contribute to help the household as a result of they might not get something for years. Think about! Someone that died serving his fatherland. We’ve seen circumstances the place superiors demand for intercourse from the widows.”


The policeman expressed excitment that Finish SARS protesters embrace increment in Police salaries of their calls for.

“It is vitally good and I’m glad about it. At this level in Nigeria, no person ought to get beneath N100,000 as month-to-month wage, the struggling is an excessive amount of, costs of all the things have gone up”, he complained.


The excesses of the infamous Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) has triggered unprecedented demonstrations throughout the nation.


The marketing campaign for police reform has gained world consideration and protection.


Now Day 9, hundreds of youths are collaborating in rallies and have vowed to proceed till all calls for are met.

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The 5 circumstances are: Launch of all arrested protesters; Justice for all victims of police brutality and acceptable compensation for his or her households; Institution of an impartial physique to supervise the investigation and prosecution of accused officers.


The protesters need Psychological analysis (to be confirmed by an impartial physique) of all disbanded SARS officers earlier than redeployment, and Increment in Police salaries.


They imagine officers should be adequately remunerated for safeguarding lives and property.


No fewer than 10 Nigerians have been killed since final Saturday.

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