The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, has revealed that the Federal Government will recruit 10,000 policemen yearly into the Nigerian Police Force.
Dingyadi stated this during his visit to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The minister noted that the process of recruiting the first batch of 10,000 policemen is still on and had not been stopped.
In his statement, he said, “The recruitment process is on and has not stopped. We intend to recruitment 10,000 constables annually. The first batch of 10,000 is still in the process.”
“We will continue to recruit 10,000 next year, by the grace of God. The promotion is ongoing. People who are due to be promoted, I am not aware of any open delay or any glaring delay in promotions.”
Dingyadi stated that the Police Service Commission is up to the task to promote officers due for promotion.
He promised that the commission will take up any complaints or any issue on non-promotion and ensure that the needful is done.
The Minister also dismissed the face-off between the NPF and PSC, stressing that the situation was being blown out of proportion.
He stated that the two sectors of the force are up to the task and the difference between then would become history.
“Everything is going on well. The recruitment, like I said, is on. We have not finished. We are trying to screen and very soon we would tell you where we are.”