Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police is making plans to start nationwide recruitment exercise, according to the
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba.
Baba revealed that the Nigeria Police will soon commence recruitment of not fewer than 20,000 officers across the 774 local government areas of the federation very soon.
According to the IGP, this is necessary in order to battle the current insecurity across the country.
Baba, who stated this on Thursday, September 2, during a one-day working visit to Katsina State, disclosed that recruitment for community policing will go on simultaneously though without salary payment as they are expected to be citizens who are already gainfully employed but will be exposed to rigorous Police duty training.
He made the disclosure while paying a courtesy call to Governor Aminu Bello Masari at the state government house.
The IGP further disclosed that from the support they are enjoying from the federal government, plans are underway to reinforce the command with what they need in terms of logistics and other equipment that are necessary to fight crime and criminality very soon.
While commending Governor Masari for the assistance and support given to the security agencies in the state; he, however, acknowledged that there is a need for improvement; and assured him that they are going to work hard to see that the situation improves greatly.
“With the support, we are getting from the Federal Government; very soon we will reinforce the command with what they need in terms of logistics; and other equipment necessary to fight crime and criminality.
“It is not just talk. It is practically in progress and we want to appeal to citizens; that we are going to work hard; to see that the citizens go about their lawful businesses
“I want to assure His Excellency (Governor Masari) that very soon, we are going to also start our recruitment process; which has stopped for sometimes and we are ready to proceed; with its friend, community policing, which we are going to do.
“We hope that the strength of the Nigerian Police will be enlarged; and therefore we are also appealing to indigenes that we want to recruit from every local government.”