IGP announces housing summit for personnel

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has announced housing summit for all officers and men of the Nigeria police Force.

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Saturday in a statement issued on behalf of the IGP, said the summit hopes to address housing affordability.

It will also seek partnership with private developers to provide cost-effective housing solutions that meet the unique needs of police officers and their families.

He further revealed that the summit, which billed for the 22nd-23rd of April 2024 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, is aimed at bridging the gap in affordable housing deficit for officers nationwide.

It would also engender well-trained, motivated workforce and improve the capacity and welfare of all officers and men of the Force, according to the statement.

“This summit would mark a significant step towards addressing the housing needs of police personnel across the Country”, IGP said.

In addition, the summit will also feature key discussions, including various financial models and support systems that can be leveraged to assist in housing Police Officers affordably and adapt policies that would facilitate better housing solutions for the officers.

The statement explained that the Housing has long been a challenge for many officers within the Nigeria Police Force, with inadequate accommodation often affecting their well-being and performance on duty.

He said, “the summit would bring together stakeholders from various sectors including government officials, housing experts, real estate developers, financial institutions, and Community organizations to explore innovative solutions to the housing crisis facing police officers.

“The ultimate goal is to foster discussions and devise strategies that help improve the living conditions of Police Officers, in recognition of the essential role they play in Community safety.

“The summit will also serve as a critical platform for addressing the often-overlooked aspect of our Officer’s well-being, which is their living conditions.

“By focusing on this area, the summit contributes not only to the welfare of the officers but also to the broader goal of Community safety and cohesion”, the IGP said.

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