The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) will now get N3.3 million annually as rent subsidy in the new emolument approved for the Nigeria Police Force by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Deputy and Assistant Inspectors-General of Police will get N3.02 million and N2.7 million respectively as rent subsidy.
A document attached to the approval letter showed details of the subsidy from a Constable to the I-G but silent on the salary.
The approval was conveyed to the I-G, through a letter dated Oct. 31 from the Office of the Executive Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Mr Richard Egbule.
A Commissioner of Police under the new arrangement will get up to N1.5 million, while Deputy and Assistant Commissioners of Police get N531,000 and N483,000 respectively.
A Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) gets N419, 000 while a Superintendent of Police (SP) gets N342, 000.
A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) gets N321, 000 while an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) I and II under the new arrangement will get N296, 000 and N271, 000 respectively.
Inspector of Police I and II get N254, 000 and N167, 000 while a Sergeant major, Sergeant and Corporal get N119,000, N96, 000 and N88, 000 respectively.
A Police Constable I and II get N86, 000 and N84, 000 respectively
The new salary and rent structure approved took effect from Nov. 1 and would be funded from the treasury.
NAN recalls that in January 2008, late President Umaru Yar`Adua approved an increment in the minimum wage of policemen from N6, 000 to N26, 000 which was not implemented.