Kwara State Police Officer Protest Unpaid Salaries (Video)

Kwara State Police Officer Protest Unpaid Salaries

Kwara State Police Officer Protest Unpaid Salaries – The Police officers has stage protest over their unpaid salaries in Kwara State. The police officers stormed the streets of Ilorin, the state capital to make their voices heard as they demand pay of their salaries.


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In the video of the protest which was shared online, showed some of the officers holding green leaves as a show of match solidarity while noting their demands. Reacting to the video which has now gone viral, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, who is the the state police command spokesperson, dissociated itself from the protesting officers. In a statement released later on Saturday. 

 

 

 

According to the statement, Okasanmi  stressed that the officers seen in the viral video are police special constabularies recruited to complement the operation of community policing. He maintained that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo stated categorically, that the police is not owing any policeman or woman salary, neither is the police owing the special constabularies salaries. The statement reads;

 

 

”It is important to state that the concept of community policing and recruitment of special constabularies is voluntary in nature, meaning they are not on monthly renumeration like the conventional policemen. This much the constabularies were briefed before taken up the job, besides, the job is not full time job.

 

 

Due to the complaints of the constabularies regarding non payment of stipends by the state government, the constabularies were invited for a meeting by the state government on ways by which their complains could be looked into, hence their invite to the government house today.

 

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It was surprising that the same set of constabularies after the meeting with agents of the state government could go online with a video claiming that the government was owing them salaries for a year.”

 

 

”Therefore, members of the public are advised to disregard the viral video as it was designed to embarrass the police and also to draw an undue sympathy from the public.

 

The men and women of the special constabulary are at liberty to honorably disengage from the service if they so wish.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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