The federal government of Nigeria under president Muhammadu Bihari’s administration has recruits 9988 policemen across the country as part of an effort to provide enough manpower to the NPF sector.
The Nigeria Police Force has passed out a total of Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Nine (9,989) Police Constables of the 2020 batch of 10,000 Police Recruits on July 6th, 2022, from Four (4) Police Colleges and Twelve (12) Training Colleges nationwide. The Police Constables who have undergone Six (6) months intensive and rigorous training in basic, intermediate and advanced police studies, have engaged in physically exerting and intellectually challenging training activities.
The IGP said the recruitment and training represents another forward step in the drive by the Federal Government to change the narratives of Policing by addressing the age-long manpower gap that has been inhibiting optimal police service delivery in this country. The manpower drive equally aims to meet and possibly surpass the United Nations (UN) recommendation of one (1) policeman to four hundred (400) people.
The IGP also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman Nigeria Police Council for the approval of recruiting 10,000 Police Constables into the Force yearly, and his determination to restore the lost police primacy by bequeathing to our beloved country a reformed and well-positioned Police Force with renewed capacity and commitment to attain its internal security mandate. The IGP similarly lauded the Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, as well as the Chairman and Commissioners of the Police Service Commission for the strong support and synergy which has aided in ensuring that the recruitment exercise is undertaken in the most transparent and efficient manner.