- The Nigeria Police Force has announced the its forthcoming recruitment exercise
- Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, made this known in Kwara state on Wednesday, September 15
- According to Baba, 60,000 personnel will be recruited into the force over the next six years
Leadership reports that Baba revealed this on Wednesday, September 15, during a working visit to Kwara State Police Command in Ilorin, the state capital.
The IGP explained that the police high command will recruit no fewer than 10,000 personnel every year for six years, The Nation added.
While noting that President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval, Baba added that the recruitment exercise had commenced.
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He went on to note that between now and the end of the year, the force will be filling up slots for the year 2020 and 2021.
According to Baba, the officers will be recruited from the 774 local government areas of Nigeria and would be redeployed to their various states of origin upon completion of their training.
FG makes fresh clarifications on recruitment of 400,000 policemen, warns Nigerians
Earlier, Alhaji Muhammad Dingyadi, the minister of police affairs, has called on Nigerians to treat as fake news, a report trending on social media on the recruitment of 400,000 policemen.
The press secretary to the minister, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, said this in a statement on Thursday, September 2, in Abuja and seen by Legit.ng.
Dingyadi said the report was an act of mischief, targeted at misrepresenting the 40,000 recruitment of police constables approved by the federal government.
FG trains 25,000 constabularies for community policing
Meanwhile, Dingyadi revealed that in the implementation of the community policing initiative of the Buhari administration, about 25,000 constabularies were trained in several police colleges across the country.
It was reported that he made this known during the 2nd ministerial press briefing held at the Nigeria Police Force headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday, August 24.
The minister said the successful officers were trained on basic police duties, modern intelligence-gathering techniques, and rule of law.