Police to reposition cooperative society for welfare of personnel

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

In a bid to ensure the wellbeing of its personnel, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has plans to reposition its cooperative society.

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, made this disclosure at the 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Police Cooperative Multi-Purpose Society Limited held at POWA Hall, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, recently.

The AGM, which was well attended by personnel across the country, unveiled plans to encourage thrift and savings to boost the socio-economic wellbeing and welfare of policemen/women.

The meeting, which had all the members of the Board of Directors in attendance, was chaired by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Abdullahi Fagge, with Idris, who doubles as the president of the Society, represented by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Valentine Ntomchukwu.

The IGP reinstated his commitment to reposition and re-engineer the Society to perform its core mandates of promoting the social-economic wellbeing of its teeming members through the encouragement of thrift and savings, providing platform for seamless accessibility to revolving loans, sales of goods at affordable prices, cars and motorcycles loans and provision of affordable housing, among others.

“The Society is a positive catalyst in driving home my passion in alleviating the welfare of Police personnel through numerous welfare-oriented programmes.

“I enjoin my officers and men to be interested in how the affairs of the Society is run and contribute to its growth and development through positive suggestions.

“I also urged them to embrace voluntary contribution, because of the importance of saving with the Society. We also assure them of proper accountability of the cooperative funds and investments,” Idris stated.

Presenting the report of the Board, Fagge noted that his team had “engaged in reformation and turnaround towards enhancing the credibility of the Nigeria Police Cooperatives.”

Also speaking, the Commissioner of Police (CP) and Executive Secretary in charge of the Society, Sholla David, assured that its management would continue to strive to improve and provide superior services to create the right environment, so that the members’ contributions and its valued business would enhance their income stream.

At the end the meeting, the audited accounts of the Society were presented by the external auditors and adopted by the members present.

The meeting thereafter elected new Board members, as the tenure of old members had expired.

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