The Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to enhance the welfare of the personnel of paramilitary agencies in the country.
The minister made the reiteration during the unveiling of the camouflage uniform for the Corps at the Federal Ministry of Interior, Abuja.
Honourable Olubunmi stated that the additional uniform will boost the confidence of personnel of the Corps in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities especially as they are involved in several joint operations with other services in the country.
While appreciating the contributions of the Corps to the internal security of the country, the Honorable Minister assured of a better welfare package for officers and men of the Corps stating that; “We are working with the salaries and wages commission for an upward review of the salaries of paramilitary officers”.
“We will ensure adequate training and retraining and put an end to the era of career stagnation for all personnel of paramilitary agencies… We will have a system that will support the weakest and the strongest personnel…” he said.
“We are working on establishing a paramilitary pension board to ease the trouble of retiring personnel, he added.
The uniform will be worn by Special Forces trained personnel and service commanders across all formations of the Corps.