The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, on Tuesday, presented cheques of N43.3m to 20 families of deceased officers attached to the command.
Echeng, while presenting the cheques, said the gesture was an initiative of the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba’s family welfare insurance scheme, aimed at giving succour to the families of police officers who died in active service.
This was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, on Tuesday.
The CP, while presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries, 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, ameliorate the needs of the dependants left behind.
He also noted that the Command had received similar cheques from the Inspector General of Police and it was presented to the beneficiaries.
He said, “The gesture is 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 aimed at spurring officers’ to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that, their welfare is of paramount importance to the administration of the force.”
The families thanked the IGP and pledged to make good use of the money.