The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has declared that plans are underway to recruit 30,000 personnel annually into the Force to enhance community policing in the country.
This disclosure was made by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of North-west zone, Mr. Maigari Dikko, while addressing officers at the State Police Command headquarters in Sokoto on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
The DIG said the move is aimed at addressing the challenges of inadequate manpower in the police force.
Dikko said the recruitment would focus solely on constables and cadet inspectors for adequate community policing in the country.
He further stated that the Inspector General of Police (IG) had already written to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval of the recruitment exercise.
“The Inspector General had already written to the President and as soon as he gives the approval, we intend to recruit 30,000 personnel every year for a period of three years.
“We are really facing manpower challenge in the force. We have only 375,000 personnel in the country and this is inadequate even with the 10,000 cadets currently undergoing training.”