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Oluwo to Buhari: Increase security operatives’ salaries

- Felix Onigbinde

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulroshe­ed Adewale Akanbi, yesterday urged the Federal Government to increase security operatives’ salaries to ensure their efficiency.

He described the salaries of security operatives in the country as ridiculous, saying an increment would engender optimal performanc­e.

Oluwo, in a statement by his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, said: “When there’s a security threat to an environmen­t or community, we call on security men with a single life like us to stand in and calm palpable tension. “When robbers rob, the security men will mobilize to protect lives and resources. Many officers have been victims. They do delicate assignment­s and deserve to be encouraged with full security job. They’re everywhere to checkmate crimes and criminals.

“The federal government of Nigeria should legislate on increment of monthly pays of security officers. Such will not only strengthen efficiency, but also discourage bribery and corruption in the security organs of Nigeria.

“Security jobs are envy of many in some developed countries. Officers use the best cars and own the best houses. Motivating pay is a factor. It boosts their moral, discourage­s bribery and improve efficiency.”

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