Sunday, 17 December 2017

Federal Government To Recruit More Police Officers


The Federal Government has stated that more police officers will be recruited to deal with problems associated with internal security. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (Rtd) said that such provision was already captured in the 2018 budget.


The Minister who was representing President Muhammadu Buhari, made this known during the Passing out Parade ceremony of Cadet ASP course at the Force Staff College in Jos.
Dambazau also assured that the present administration will improve the welfare of police officers who constantly put their lives on the line for Nigerians to live and move around peacefully and freely.


Buhari said:“On assumption of office, I directed for the recruitment of a total of 10,000 eligible young graduates and able bodied school leavers into the Nigeria Police Force.“I am proud to note that just as 767 Cadet ASP are passing out from the Police Staff College in Jos, another set of Cadet Inspectors are graduating from the Police College, Ikeja.”


Also speaking, IGP Ibrahim Idris said the task of policing any democratic society depends largely on the number of personnel on its pay-roll.
He stated that the rationale behind the increase in police personnel was in line with the United Nations recommendation ratio of one policeman to 400 people.


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