According to the findings, Fakazaking understands that about 10,000 constables who were recruited into the Nigeria Police Force have not been paid salaries for the past six months.
This online news medium learned that the police constable recruits, who passed out of the police training institutions in April, have not been paid since May.
The findings by The Punch revealed that Police Unpaid Salaries had demoralized many of them as they were finding it difficult to meet their responsibilities to their families.
The Police Service Commission had clarified that it would issue appointment letters and approve their capturing into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System for the payment of their salaries and allowances during its plenary meeting holding on Wednesday (today).
An official disclosed that the meeting would first approve the recommendation of the screening committee before giving the go-ahead for the issuance of appointment letters which would enable the constables to be captured on the IPPIS platform for the payment of their salaries and allowances.
But a senior officer condemned the delayed payment, adding that the constables might be surviving on bribes and extortion.
“They have been working since May but they have not been paid till date. In other words, many of them have probably been surviving on extortion and corruption,” he observed.
The Punch also revealed in the findings that as of Tuesday, December 2020 that the rank and file and senior members of the force had not been paid their November salaries.
Senior officers confirmed to the Newspaper correspondent that they had not been paid, noting that the junior officers who earned paltry salaries were at “the receiving end of government wickedness.”
The force spokesman, Frank Mba, had yet to respond to calls and SMS seeking his comment on the situation, The Punch said.