Police Recruits: Nigerian Police Force To Recruit 30,000 Officers Before End of December 2017
The Nigerian Police recruits fresh hands into the force before the end of the year.
According to a top official, no less than 30,000 Police officers will be recruited nationwide before the end 2017.
The objective of this fresh police recruitment exercise is to beef up security in the country.
Also disclosed was the fact that arrangements have been almost concluded to construct 500 housing units in the 36 states of the Federation.
The housing scheme is expected to put an end to the problem of accommodation shortage being faced by personnel of the force.
The challenge is faced most especially by officers and men of the force after they retire from service.
Maigari A, Dikko, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of north-west zone, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.
Dikko made the statement when he paid a courtesy visit to Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu at the Government House.
Police Recruits: NPF To Recruit 30,000 by December
“Our memo on this recruitment exercise was before the presidency for approval and immediately we get the approval we will start the exercise nation wide.”
DIG Dikko also used the occasion to solicit for the cooperation of state governments to educate traditional rulers, local government chairmen and Ulamas about the exercise.
According to him, this will enable the force recruit credible candidates in the coming police recruitment exercise, unlike the previous times.
Dikko stated, that as regards the 500 housing units construction, an agreement has reached advance stage with estate developers to start the construction work.
The Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu commended the efforts of police for restoring peace in the nation particularly in the north east region.
Governor Bagudu assured the DIG that Kebbi will assist the force both at the state and federal levels with whatever it needs to ensure peace in the state and the country in general.