The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has said police officers who lost their lives and those injured would be promoted to the next rank.
Adamu stated this on Wednesday while addressing police officers at the state police command during his working visit to boost their morale in Edo state.
“The government has not forgotten the police. A lot of reforms are taking place. A lot of things are being put in place to take care of the welfare of officers. The Police Act of 2020 has taken care of most of our welfare needs.
“There will be compensation for policemen who were injured during the #EndSARS protests. Families of policemen who lost their lives will also be compensated. Retired police officers will also enjoy the health insurance scheme.
“I am working with the Police Service Commission, all the policemen who were injured or died during the #EndSARS protests will be promoted to the next level”, he said.
He also disclosed that the federal government had adjusted the salary of all officers to a higher grade in order to encourage them for utmost performance.
“President Buhari, two weeks ago, also approved the adjustment of our salaries to higher grades for all officers, so we don’t need to be demoralised or leave the public space for criminals to occupy,” he said while commending the men and officers of the force for their restraint despite provocations.