Acting Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu has cut down the working hours for police shift from 12 to eight.
Adamu gave the directive at a two-day Conference of Heads of Police Medical Facilities on Thursday in Abuja with theme : ‘Stay Healthy To Secure the Nation’.
“I have ordered that with immediate effect, the shift duty structure of the Nigeria police which is currently a 12-hour, the 2-shifts system should be reverted to the traditional 8-hours, 3-shift standard.
“For purpose of clarity, henceforth, no person should be made to perform any duty exceeding 8-hours within a space of 24 hours unless there is a local or national emergency,” he says.
The IGP says this new system would reduce cases of misuse of firearms and other misconduct by policemen which is caused by stress.
Currently, the Nigerian police shift duty structure is a 12-hour, two shifts system against the eight hours three shift standard.
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