Police to recruit 10,000 officers soon, says minister
THE Federal Government will soon recruit more 10,000 police officers into the workforce, Minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Dingyadi disclosed on Tuesday.
This is part of the planned recruitment of 40,000 constables over a four-year period as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dingyadi said that arrangements were being made for the commencement of the exercise, which is expected to increase the numerical strength of the police force to tackle insecurity.
The minister spoke in Abuja at the launch of a book: ’Introduction to law enforcement: A training guide for the Nigeria Police Force,’ written by retired DIG Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi.
It was learnt that 10,000 constables recruited into the force last year are undergoing training at police colleges across the country.
Speaking about the book, the minister described it as an excellent study material that would expose the recruits to the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed not only in colleges, but also in their career.
Dingyadi expressed the readiness of his ministry to collaborate with organisations and individuals with programmes that could contribute to the ongoing police reform for improved performance.
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), hailed Ogunjemilusi for the book, which he said would contribute to national security.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, said that the institute would provide strategic manpower development programmes for the police and other law enforcement officers of the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police or its equivalent in other security agencies.