Reports have started to gather momentum that some members of the Nigerian Police Force, (NPF) are planning on embarking on strike come March 28, 2015, due to the owed promotion arrears by the federal government.
A spokesperson for the police revealed that over 100 of their colleagues retired in 2014 without being paid the promotion arrears and other benefits, adding that the payment had been pending for over two years.
The plan on going on strike on that stipulated date was to help them press home their demand and convince the police authorities that they are serious about their threat to down tool.
Speaking to PunchNg in Abuja on Monday, the officers expressed fear that their benefits may not be paid as promised by the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba.
Mr. Abba had stated in a document on the 2015 Budget Defence presented to the Senate Committee on Police Affairs last week that the 2014 police budget which suffered a shortfall of N6,464673,537 made it impossible to successfully conclude the payment of personnel emolument in 2014.
The policemen said that those that were being owed numbered about 15,000, adding that from the information available to them, nothing was being done by the police authorities to address their grievance.