The Police Public Relation Officer, Jimoh Moshood has said delayed in passage of 2018 budget is the reason behind the protest embarked upon on Monday by police Officers in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Some officers of the Nigerian police in the state blocked major roads in the state protesting in the early hour of Monday over non payment of six months allowance.
“Some police personnel on special duty; the ones drafted from other states to prevent crime because of the situation around Maiduguri went to the police headquarters in the state today to make inquiries about non-payment of their special duty allowances,” he said.
“Not the officers engaged in war against Boko Haram. These ones are being paid. Since we go the report, we assured them that now the budget has been signed and approved, their allowances will be approved.
“The delay in passage of the budget caused the non-payment but since the budget has been approved, they will be paid. There is no protest. They have all returned to their duty post.”
President Muhammadu Buhari sent the budget proposal to the national assembly in November but it was approved in May.