The leadership of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has formally written to President Muhammadu Buhari, asking to be granted the approval to recruit at least 155,000 new policemen in the next five years.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development and Supervising DIG in charge of South-south, Mr. Emmanuel Inyang, who disclosed this Thursday in Yenagoa, said when granted, it would take the pressure off the currently overworked officers.
Inyang stated that the request was also part of the measures to meet the United Nations standard for effective policing, noting that the police were looking forward to employing 31,000 new hands yearly.
Addressing his men at the headquarters of the Bayelsa States Police Command, the DIG who said he was in the state in continuation of his inspection tours of the commands under his watch, posited that the measure would drastically reduce the number of hours put in by the officers.
‘’We have written to the president to give us the power to recruit 31,000 police officers every year for the next five years. This is how we can achieve that standard. Read more