Police To Recruit Additional 6,000 Officers
President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the recruitment of additional 6,000 policemen to join the current Police Force as part of fresh measures targeted at addressing the various security challenges facing the country.
The development was disclosed by the President during a special interview session with Voice of America, Hausa service, in Washington, United States on Tuesday morning.
“We will put in place more measures to check insecurity in the country including increasing the number of policemen and train them.
“I have approved the recruitment of 6,000 policemen by the police authorities and I directed that those recruited must come from all the 776 local government areas of the federation.
“Even if it means recruiting one person each from the 776 they should do that instead of going to motor parks, railway stations or market for the recruitment exercise.
“I gave (Police authorities) them this directive,’’ he said.
The president, also used the opportunity to expressed reservation on the call for the establishment of state police as being advocated by state governors, saying constitutional provision must prevail in regard to the matter.
Naija News recalls that President Buhari, is currently on an official visit to the United States on the invitation of the American President Donald Trump.