The results of the efforts of the Police authorities in Nigeria to abort the strike action, by the Police rank and file planned to begin on Saturday, remain uncertain.
With just 24 hours to the D-day, heads of all police formations across the nation have ordered that all personnel attached to them must resume work as early as 8 a.m. on Saturday.
In a measure aimed at frustrating compliance with the strike order, commissioners of Police, divisional police Officers and other heads of departments are expected to render hourly situation reports about happenings in their areas until stand down, even as supervising officers are to maintain a register in all offices of the command and formations.
Also, no officer is allowed to travel without permission as doing so would be severely sanctioned.
The presidency is also believed to have waded into the matter, having summoned the police boss.
Personnel in the rank and file cadre of the Nigeria Police had threatened a strike action, protesting their salaries and welfare issues, especially the failure to implement the new police salary structure.
The junior cops demanded that their minimum wage be increased to N100,000 per month, calling for the stoppage of the contributory pension scheme.