The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged Nigerians to stop blaming corrupt police officers rather the Federal Government should address the issue of minimum wage and salary increase.
Oba Akanbi, requested the Federal Government to increase the minimum wage for members of the Nigeria Police to N100,000.
The Oluwo made this known on Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo State, during a one-day town hall meeting organised by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The monarch, while commending the Muhammadu Buhari administration for lifting the embargo on police recruitment, said;
“The police should be well funded. The Nigerian government is enjoined to promote the Nigerian Police Force through adequate funding and recruitment of more personnel.
“The low remuneration coupled with indiscriminate attacks on police officers is discouraging. Nigerians should stop blaming corrupt police officers if the government refuses to increase their salary.”