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Police IG says recruitment will be based on LG quota

The Police IG has said recruitment of 10,000 candidates into the force will be based on allocation to all local governments.

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

In a recent report by Leadership Newspaper, the IGP said the move is in line with the principle of democratic policing.

“This is in line with the principle of democratic policing which provides that the police should have equal representative of the community it serves,” Idris said.

Speaking in Abuja at an event on Thursday, November 3, 2016, said: ” Nigeria as a country has an estimated population of 182,000,000 with a police strength of about 338, 490. The United Nation recommended Ratio of policeman to Civilian is 1:400, while going by Nigerian statistics, the ratio is 1:537, which shows that the NPF requires additional 116, 510 personnel to meet up with the recommended strength of 455,000."

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Continuing, the IG said, “This manpower shortage is compounded by lack of recruitment of Rank and File since 2010, which he said had depleted the capacity in the area of community policing.

“In addition to these measures, this administration will ensure that the current recruitment of 10,000 policemen approved by His Excellency, Mr President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces will be based on local government quota, to ensure equal representation at the grassroot across the cadres of the Force," he said.

The IG also stressed that in order to enhance the confidence and trust of the public, the current administration has decided to co-opt community and religious leaders as well as civil society organisations (CSOs) in the screening and vetting of the prospective candidates into the force.

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