Kano CP disburses N8.9m to families of late officers

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Kano State Commissioner of Police, Samaila Dikko, has disbursed N8.9 million to families of the deceased police officers in the state as part of efforts to ameliorate their suffering.

The next of kin to the seven families of the late police officers were given cheques of the money on behalf of the benefitting families.

The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, made this known via a statement issued and made available to The Conclave on Tuesday.

Kiyawa said the gesture was to ease the suffering of families before the entitlements of the deceased are paid.

He stated: “The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi presents cheques amounting to Eight Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira (N8,900,000:00) to seventeen beneficiaries under the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, psc(+), NPM, fdc Family Welfare Scheme. The beneficiaries that were presented with the cheques are the Next of Kin of deceased Police Officers.

“CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi famously known by the good people of Kano State as ‘Nagari-Nakowa’ urged the beneficiaries to judiciously use the money for the upkeep and welfare of the families.

“He further stated that the IGP’s welfare scheme was meant to ameliorate the suffering or hardship faced by the deceased immediate family before the benefits of such officers are paid. CP concluded his remark by praying for the departed souls.”

Kiyawa, however, failed to disclose the amount paid to each family of the late officers.

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