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Law firm commends proposal of Police Veterans Association

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By Felix Kuyinu

A Group, Crime Victims Foundation of Nigeria (CRIVIFON), has lauded the proposed establishment of Police Veterans Foundation stating it would serve as a veritable entity that in the improvement of both retired and serving police officers.

The Police Veterans Foundation is scheduled to be implemented following it’s launch billed for March 5, 2024.

The Executive Director of Lagos based CRIVIFON, Gloria Egbuji, commended the efforts of the Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Dr. Solomon Arase and the incumbent Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, in agreeing to establish the new measure.

Egbuji said during the weekend that the Police Veterans Foundation is long overdue in coming, as many retired police officers’ welfarism is boycotted over the years with little or no concern from the country’s leadership.

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She noted that the initiative was conceptualised for the need to create a veritable platform for galvanising support for the welfare of retired police officers most of whom are faced with debilitating health and financial challenges after retirement.

Egbuji stressed that the foundation should also be aiming to improve training and standardise operating procedures for existing officers of the security agency.

“Some retired police officers do not have something to fall back on,” a statement by the CRIVIFON reads.

“Apart from their miserable pension in their post retirement years when age is certainly not on their side, some of them are down financially and also in health terms after service to the government for many years.

“Some of them do not have good houses to retire into and neither do they have enough savings to cater for their family needs ostensibly due to poor salaries while in service.

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“The Crime Victims Foundation has, therefore, expressed optimism that with the coming of the Police Veterans Foundation, a lot of issues would be addressed towards taking care of retired officers and giving hope to those still in service.”

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