Anambra State Police Command has donated the sum of N38,362,722.67 to sixteen families of deceased Police officers attached to the Command.
Presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries, Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng said the gesture was an initiative of the Inspector-General of Police “family welfare insurance scheme” aimed at giving succour to the family of Police officers who died in active service.
“The gesture is also aimed at spurring officers to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that, their welfare is of paramount importance to the leadership of the Force,” he said.
Echeng thanked the Inspector-General of Police for his relentless efforts towards ensuring a good welfare package for personnel of the Force.
He urged the beneficiaries to use the money wisely by investing in a profitable venture that will in turn, alleviate the needs of the dependents left behind.
“In the last three months, this is the second time the Command has received similar cheques from the Inspector General of Police and it was presented to the beneficiaries,” he added.
The CP further assured the IGP that Officers and men of the Command would continue to put in their best to ensure the peace, security and safety of Anambra State.
Responding, the deceased families thanked the Inspector-General of Police for the gesture, pledging to make good use of the money.