Police Veterans Foundation launches to support and uplift retired police officers

PSC chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase

The Police Veterans Foundation, a groundbreaking initiative established by a group of dedicated retired police officers, is set to be launched tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, in Abuja. 

The ceremony will take place at the auditorium of the Police Service Commission Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.

The foundation aims to address the growing concerns and pressures faced by retired police officers as they transition out of active duty. This comprehensive support system will provide a platform for these veterans to thrive and continue contributing to society after their service to the country.

The son of a former police officer and governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno, the press release also revealed, will be the chairman of the occasion while his other governor colleagues, ministers, National Assembly members, captains of industries are also expected to grace the Occasion. 

Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, retired Inspector General of Police and chairman, Police Service Commission, said the foundation will create a nurturing environment that offers guidance, resources and avenues for police veterans to successfully navigate post-service challenges. 

According to him, the foundation will provide holistic assistance and support to police veterans during their transition to civilian life, ensuring their well-being, dignity and seamless integration into the society.

Dr. Arase noted that one of its aims is to seek for resources and provide succour to children of police officers in terms of employment opportunities, skill acquisitions and other things, adding that another objective of the foundation "is to engage competent and capable retired officers as valuable resources for training and retraining programmes for both the Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission. 

He promised that the Police Veterans Foundation will strive to make a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of police veterans and their communities. 

Already, the chairman of the Body of retired Inspectors General of Police, Alhaji Aliyu Attah, GCON, will be leading a strong delegation of retired IGs and several other retired senior police officers to the launch, the press release concluded.
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