Nigeria Police Recruitment Of 10,000 Will Be Based On LGA Quota – IGP


Nigeria Police Recruitment Of 10,000 Will Be Based On LGA Quota – We recently received a confirmation report that the the Nigeria Police is about recruiting about 10,000 persons to fill some vacant positions. But there have been lots of controversies surrounding the recruitment exercise.

 But with the statement from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, which said that the recruitment of 10,000 applicants into the police will only be based on local government quota. According to him, this will ensure  an equal representation at the grassroot level across the cadres of the force.nigeria-police

According to the IGP  “this will be in line with the principle of democratic policing which provides that the police should have equal representative of the community it serves”

 This statement was made in his presentation which he titled “Roadmap for Sustainable Policing by The Nigeria Police Force”

 The IGP was speaking during the Alumni Association of the National Institute which held in Abuja on Thursday, November 3, 2016 as the Guest speaker

 Nigeria Police Recruitment Of 10,000

According to the IGP” Nigeria as a country has an estimated population of 182,000,000 and has a police strength estimated to be about 338, 490. The official the Ratio of policeman to Civilian as recommended by the United Nation  is 1:400, while going by Nigerian statistics, the ratio is 1:537, that means the NPF will require an additional 116, 510 personnel in other to meet up with the recommended strength of 455,000

 “This manpower shortage according to the IGP has been compounded by the very lack of recruitment of Rank and File since 2010, which he said had depleted the capacity in the area of community policing”

“In order to enhance the confidence and trust of the public, the current administration has decided to co-opt community and religious leaders as well as civil society organisations (CSOs) in the screening and vetting of the prospective candidates into the force” he said , adding that “such involvement will make the candidates to be thoroughly vetted in both character and merit”

 The IGP also continued “In addition to these measures, this administration will make sure that the current recruitment of 10,000 policemen which have been approved by His Excellency, Mr President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces will be altogether be based on local government quota, which will definitely ensure an equal representation at the grassroot across the cadres of the Force.

 In his words, “the present administration is committed to the provisions of welfare packages such as dry rations while on beats, operations and theatres, the payment of statutory benefits as at when due that will also be added that the federal government is also in collaboration with state governors making concerted efforts to ensure provision of befitting police barracks for the personnel” This he said while ensuring the welfare of the men is a paramount motivation factor.

 The major setback which have been a major key impediment to the efficiency of the Force according to the IGP has been that of inadequate funding as he also revealed that the ideal requirement needed by the Force is N483,284,574,000.00 as against the annual allocation of N2,359,957,453.00 received in 2016.

 Well, as the IGP has stated, we are hoping that it will be as he has said.

 Nigeria Police Recruitment Of 10,000


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