The Nigerian Police force recruitment of 10,000 personnel that was suspended following a disagreement between the Senate and Police Service Commission (PSC) would soon
resume, Senator Abu Ibrahim
(APC, Katsina South)Chairman Senate Committee on Police Affairs, has disclosed.
“We have resolved the issue and the recruitment would be done on
local government basis. Very soon the exercise will resume, “he said.
He said the personnel to be recruited would form the foundation for the commencement of community policing in the country.
“Nine personnel would be recruited per local government area. The
policemen would be used to form a unit for community policing in all the
774 local government areas of the country,” he said.
Ibrahim added that in the next three years, 30 personnel would be
recruited per local government for the community policing programme.
The Senate had in a letter four weeks ago asked the PSC to suspend
the exercise over alleged irregularity in the criteria adopted for the
The Senate had suggested that the recruitment be done on local
government basis but the PSC insisted that it should be done per state.
Source: Daily trust