Buhari pledges to recruit 30,960 community security officers in 774 LGAs

Buhari pledges to recruit 30,960 community security officers in 774 LGAs

- President Buhari has pledged that his government would continue to provide employments for Nigerians

- According to the minister of special duties and inter-government affairs, George Akume, 40 officers would be recruited in each local government of the country

- Akume made the disclosure on Monday, February 15, in Abuja

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The federal government has said that it would recruit 30,960 graduates as community security officers to implement the policy of the Community Safety and Human Security Programme (CSHSP) in Nigeria.

Daily Trust reports that each of the 774 local governments in the country would have 40 officers.

Legit.ng gathered that while inaugurating a 17-man committee on CSHSP in Abuja on Monday, February 15, the minister of special duties and inter-government affairs, George Akume, said this was to strategise on ways to reduce crimes and violence in the country.

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Buhari pledges to recruit 30,960 community security officers in 774 LGAs

The federal government has promised that it would recruit 30,960 community security officers in 774 LGAs. Credit: @NGRPresident
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He said:

“This is to expand the narratives and intelligence towards community safety, first at the local level which in most instances act as a springboard for all major violence and conflicts that escalate to national acrimony.”

Akume, who chairs the committee, said the programme was also designed to generate over 30,000 jobs for the youths and create skilled manpower for over 50,000 women across Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the government of Benue raised the alarm over the influx of armed herders and an increase in deadly attacks in the state.

It was reported that the government lamented that the police are overstretched in tackling the insecurity in the state.

The state deputy governor, Benson Abounu, in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said some local governments in the state have as low as five police officers.

Abounu said an investigation into the herdsmen’s activities was prompted by an alarm raised by Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, who briefed President Muhammadu Buhari about the activities of Boko Haram insurgents along his state’s borders with Benue.

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In another report, the Ogun state government commenced a recruitment drive for its security network otherwise known as the Amotekun Corps.

The state government made this known in a notice on Thursday, February 11, posted on its official website. The positions being advertised include Field Operatives, Inspector of Corps, Assistant Superintendent of Corps, Superintendent of Corps, and Assistant Commander of Corps.

The state government said the application closes on Friday, February 19, and advised interested applicants to apply on the job portal: bit.ly/ogunamotekun.

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