Senate seeks stress-free recruitment of police officers

By 11:16 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 Comments

Isiaka Adeleke

The Senate Tuesday examined the approval by

President Muhammadu Buhari for the recruitment

of 10,000 qualified citizens into the Nigeria Police


The upper chamber noted that Nigeria, with the

total number of 305,579 police officers to a

population of 170 million is under-policed.

Senator Isiaka Adeleke (Osun West), who moved

the motion noted the situation “has worsened the

security situation of the country with increased

incidences of kidnapping, armed robberies,

assassinations, arson and of course, terrorism.”

The lawmakers asked the Police Service

Commission to evolve a stress-free recruitment

process devoid of the crisis which accompanied

the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment


The Senate also advised the Ministry of Police

Affairs, Police Service Commission and the

Inspector-General of Police to come up with plans

to upgrade police training facilities and incentives

that will improve the wellbeing of the prospective

police officers.

It also mandated the Federal Character

Commission to ensure strict compliance with

federal character principle in the police

recruitment process while the Senate Committee

on Police Affairs should monitor the process.



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