Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Nigerians who desire jobs in law enforcement now has greater opportunities to actualize their desire as the Inspector- General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, says the Nigeria Police have concluded arrangements to recruit 30,000 personnel annually.
Idris, represented by Mr Shuaibu Gambo Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Finance and Administration, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Ilorin while addressing officers and men of Kwara Police Command.
According to him, the recruitments is meant to boost Police ability to fight crime through the acquisition of adequate manpower.
“Recruitment of 30,000 personnel on a yearly basis will not only increase manpower but also give room for efficiency in the force,” he said.
He also more area commands would be established across the country to create opportunities for promotion of qualified officers and men.
According to him, N200 million had been set aside for payment of the entitlement of police pensioners.
He added that the era when police officers retire for many years before being paid their entitlement was over.
He said that the leadership of the force would soon commence the building of housing estates for its personnel across the country.
Idris said the houses would be allocated to officers and men at affordable prices at convenient instalment.
He said the project would commence as soon as the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) from some state governments was approved.
Idris restated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of officers and men of the force.
He warned them against violating the fundamental human rights of the citizens in the course of performing their duties.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kwara Police Commissioner, Mr Olusola Amore had at the occasion decried shortage of manpower in the command, appealed to the I-G to consider the command’s request for more men.
The Police Commissioner said that the influx of people into the state had made it difficult for the number of personnel to effectively check the rising waves of crimes in the state.