The Federal Government has unveiled plans to boost the manpower of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) by drafting in some N-Power beneficiaries and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members.
The corps members and N-Power cadets are to make up for the inadequacy of the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 additional hands by the police.
Governor of Ekiti State,
Fayemi stated that the issue is top of the agenda of the meeting of the Security Sub-Committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by him earlier last week.
He said the governors, in particular, felt that the 10,000 men being recruited by the police would be inadequate in addressing the country’s current security challenges, hence the urgency to seek other options.
He explained, “This was a meeting that had in its membership the governors from the six zones, the Inspector-General of Police, Chief of Defence Staff and the National Security Adviser.
“It was the outcome of the last NEC meeting, which
“The coordination between governors and security chiefs within
“That we will have to figure out a way to increase that number either out of the N-Power cadets, who are coming to the end of their service year, having spent two years, or youth service corps members or any of the other institution that will enable us to boost the manpower of the Nigeria Police Force.”
It also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.