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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Why Nigerian Police Force requires 155,000 recruitment – IGP Ibrahim Idris


the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that the Nigeria Police Force needs additional 155,000 officers to adequately provide security for the country.

Idris was speaking at a two-day National Security Summit in Abuja on Thursday, saying that to achieve this, the force needs to recruit 31,000 cadets annually for five years.


The theme of the summit is ”Forging Partnership for Effective Strategies to Curb the Menace of Kidnapping, Recurring Farmers-Herders Clashes and Criminality in Nigeria.”
He said, “To attain the UN ratio requirement of one police officer to 400 citizens of a country, the Nigeria Police Force needs to recruit 155,000 to police Nigerian population of approximately 182 million.”
According to the IGP, the police had not carried out any recruitment into its rank and file cadre since 2011 until 2016 when the recruitment of 10,000 applicants was approved by the Federal Government.

Idris said the proposal to recruit more Nigerians into the force had been forwarded to the Federal Government for consideration.
He said, “Over the years, the Nigeria Police Force saddled with the responsibility of policing the country, has been grappling with fundamental challenges which tend to impede its performance.”
He also said that the Nigeria Police Force Reform Trust Fund bill before the National Assembly since 2008 had yet to be passed and called on the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the bill to address the challenge of funding for the police.

 He added, “We solicit the support and understanding of the National Assembly to give an accelerated hearing to this bill to adequately position the police for better funding and performance.”
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