Police Recruitment:Resume exercise

Police recruitment resume as Senate, PSC resolve dispute:The recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the police force that was suspended following a clash between the Senate and Police Service Commission (PSC) would soon resume, Chairman Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC, KatsinaSouth) has said.The Senate had in a letter four weeks ago asked the PSC to suspend the exercise over alleged irregularity in the criteria adopted for the recruitment.The Senate had suggested that the recruitmentbe done on Local government basis but the PSC insisted that it should be done per state.Addressing newsmen yesterday, Senator Ibrahim said the clash between the Senate and the PSC has 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.Our correspondent had last week reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has wadedinto the clash between the Senate and the PSC.

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