The recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police Force would soon resume, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC/Katsina South), has disclosed.
The Senate had ordered a suspension of the recruitment in a letter to the Police Service Commission, PSC, about four weeks ago over alleged irregularities in the criteria adopted for the exercise.
While the Senate suggested that the recruitment be done on Local government basis, the PSC insisted that it should be done per state.
Addressing newsmen yesterday on the impasse, Senator Ibrahim said the issue had been resolved.
“We have resolved the issue and the recruitment would be done on local government basis. Very soon the exercise will resume”, he said.
He said the personnel to be recruited would form the foundation for the commencement of community policing in the country.
“Nine personnel would be recruited per local government area. The policemen would be used to form a unit for community policing in all the 774 local government areas of the country”, he said.
Ibrahim added that in the next three years, 30 personnel would be recruited per local government for the community policing programme.