The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has urged the federal government to ensure a better working conditions for police officers in the country.
According to The PUNCH, he stated this through a press statement issued by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, on Sunday.
The royal father also revealed intentions to host police officers operating in the three local government areas of Iwo, OlaOluwa, and Ayedire.
He stated that the improvement being pushed should come in the form of salary increases, prompt promotions, and logistics help.
The monarch also noted that many police officers serve their communities by going months without seeing their family, while many others suffer injuries while carrying out their duties.
“Police officers are servants to the nation. They are patriots dedicated to protecting lives and property of Nigerians. Most of them will leave their family to protect other families in far away places. They are heroes that must be celebrated during and after service.
“In appreciation of the Nigeria Police commitment to securing Nigerians, I’m organising a special party to host and fete the policemen serving in my domain – Iwo, Ayedire and Ola Oluwa local government areas of Osun State.
“I always pity our policemen. In serving this nation, some of them will not see their family for months. Many have been casualties in the process of protecting others. Nothing can compensate for their loyalty and faithfulness to serve one’s fatherland. I want to call on the government to improve the working conditions of the police through salary increment, timely promotion and logistics assistance.”