Minister of Police Affairs: Recruitment of fresh 10.000 constables will begin soon
Muhammad Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs has said that the recruitment of a fresh batch of 10,000 policemen will begin soon.
Dingyadi said that this is part of the planned recruitment of 40,000 constables over a four-year period as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said that arrangements were being made for the commencement of the recruitment exercise. This is expected to increase the numerical strength of the Nigerian police force to tackle the security challenges facing the country.
Dingyadi said this on Tuesday in Abuja during the launch of a book, ‘Introduction to law enforcement: A training guide for the Nigeria Police Force,’ authored by retired DIG Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi.
10,000 constables recruited into the Nigerian Police force last year are currently undergoing training at various police colleges across all over the country.
But the recruitment process was marred by a disagreement between the NPF leadership and the Police Service Commission which made the commission to challenge the power of the NPF leadership to recruit constables in court.
The minister on the occasion of the book launch said new 10,000 constables would soon be recruited.
Dingyadi said, “As I speak now, training activities are ongoing in all our training institutions for the first batch of 10,000 recruits out of the 40,000 approved by the President while arrangements are being made for the commencement of the next batch of 10,000 constables.”
He stated that he had been working closely with the PSC and the IG to set up an interim committee to ensure the passage of the Police Reform Bill and to facilitate the take-off of the Police Trust Fund.
Speaking on the book, the minister described it as an excellent study material that would expose recruits to the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed not only in colleges but in their career.
The AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), commended Ogunjemilusi for the book, which, he said, would contribute to national security.
Minister of Police Affairs: Recruitment of fresh 10.000 constables will begins soon.