President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an improved salary structure for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)

The new structure is expected to ensure effective policing of the country.

The approval was announced during an audience in State House, Abuja with members of the Nigeria Police Service Commission (NPC) and the leadership of the Police Force led by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Details of the enhanced salary structure tagged ‘Rank Salary Structure Adjustment’ was, however, not made available to journalists up to the time this story was filed last night.

With the approval, salary, allowances and pension of policemen will be increased.

A full-time Commissioner of the NPC, retired Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, who represented the chairman, Musiliu Smith, had informed the President that the Rank Salary Structure Adjustment would enhance police welfare and morale.

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris said the police would redouble efforts to ensure free, fair and credible elections throughout the country next year.