In order to boost the workforce of the Police, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotum has called on the Federal Government to approve the recruitment of 31, 000 policemen every year for the next five years.
Kpotum made the appeal at the Passing Out Parade of recruit Constables at the Police Training School in Minna.
The IGP who spoke through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Finance and Administration, Shuaibu Gambo, noted that the current ratio of the policemen to the public is below the United Nations approved ratio.
According to him, recruiting 31,000 policemen yearly would assist the nation meet up with the UN approved ratio. The Federal Government are struggling to find members who are already reverse phone lookup approved. This process doesn’t take long however, the Government wants recruits straight away.
While, commending the government for approving the recruitment of 10,000 police Constables that passed out in various Police Training Schools in the country, Gambo expressed hope that approval would be given for more to be recruited for next year.
” the Inspector General of Police has directed that all the recruit Constables be posted back to their communities in order to expand the effectiveness of Community policing,” he further added.
The Niger state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Ketso in his address called on the policeforce to develop new and appropriate strategies to counter all forms of criminal tendencies in the country.
He then called on the new police officers to make commitments to live above boards and desist from all acts of corruption capable of undermining the integrity of the force.
Earlier, the Commandant of the Police Training School, Isaac Baba stated that the training course which started in December 2016 started with 523 recruits out of which, 57 were trained as specialists and passed out after five months of intensive training while 465 recruit Constables are passing out.