Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode has raised the death insurance benefit for police officers, who die in active service. The benefit has been increased to N10 million
Ambode made this known in his office, on Monday, December 5, after he was presented with two awards recently won in South Africa by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the State Police Command.
The Governor, who promised that his administration would stop at nothing to ensure the safety of all citizen, said security and safety of the people remains one of the focal objectives of his administration, and that government would continually embrace measures to motivate and encourage officers.
The RRS, at the awards presented by Security Watch Africa (SWA), emerged the best anti-crime police squad in West Africa. The RRS Commander, Olatunji Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, won the award of most outstanding police operational officer in Africa.
Advocating the need for increment in the death insurance benefit of officers, the governor recalled the recent loss of some officers in active service.
He added that while government was not praying for a recurrence, it was appropriate to reasonably reward the family of any officer in the event of eventual death.
He said his administration was raising the stake of death insurance policy from N1million to rank and file and N2million to senior officers to N10 million, The Nation reports.