- The Nigeria Police Force are set to recruit additional 400,000 personnel following an order from President Muhammadu Buhari
- According to the ministry, this will help in reducing the shortage of personnel in the Force
- Consequently, the minister has set up a 13-man ministerial project coordination committee to conduct the recruitment
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the recruitment of additional 400,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police Force.
This is to address the manpower shortage in the service.
Odutayo Oluseyi, head of press and public relations unit of police affairs ministry, disclosed this in a statement.
According to him, the police affairs minister Mohammed Dingyadi has set up a 13-man ministerial project coordination committee to conduct the recruitment process, The Sun reports.
Members of the committee are expected to work out appropriate programmes and projects to accomplish the assigned priorities and deliverables.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Police Service Commission (PSC) announced that the recent issues it had against the police concerning appointments and promotions are being put to rest.
The PSC said this in a statement in reaction to some reports that indicated a brewing battle between it and the NPF over the recent appointment of commissioners of police.
Ikechukwu Ani, the spokesperson of the PSC, issued the statement in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, denying the report of a pending crisis between it and the NPF.
According to him, the recent reports followed the issue the commission had over matters of policy.
“Although there are existing issues between the commission and the police, but the issues are gradually being resolved in the interest of both parties and Nigeria in general," he said.
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