Not less than 22,000 people from Bauchi State has applied to join The Nigeria Police Force. Auwal Muhammad the state commissioner for NPF made the disclosure on Wednesday during a visit to the Police Training School in Yelwa, Bauchi State. According to the commissioner, the recruitment exercise is targeted at addressing the issue of insufficient personnel in the NPF.
Further, Auwal Muhammad praised the effort of Kayode Egbotekun, the Inspector General of Police, and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission. He thanked the Inspector General of Police for his commitment towards equipping the force with sufficient manpower.
Muhammad added that the command will collaborate with the PSC and the federal government. More so, the partnership will focus on ensuring that the entire process is transparent and corrupt-free. However, the commissioner cautioned those involved in the processes to avoid illicit activities that could bring the exercise into disrepute.
Insights into the Recruitment Process of the Nigerian Police Force
In his words, Auwal Muhammad said those anchoring the recruitment process have been urged to shun corruption. Also, he beseeched applicants to avoid trying to buy the way around with money. Lastly, the commissioner noted that only a corrupt-free process can get the best for the NPF.”
Similarly, the director of the Police Service Commission’s Bauchi State coordination, Hajiya Balkisu Mohammed, also spoke about the recruitment process. The director discussed how the State Command has provided all the assistance and collaboration to ensure a smooth process.
Additionally, Angulu Kadiri, an Assistant Chief, also spoke on behalf of the Police Service Commission. Kadiri revealed how the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase kick-started the recruitment process. He divulged how the Chairman of the Police Service Commission ordered the commencement of the recruitment last Monday.
Kadiri said that the commission sent invitations to the applicants after the directive of Dr. Solomon Arase came in. Consequently, the Assistant Chief established that so far, the process has been smooth and void of any hurdles.
It is worth mentioning that AbdulRahman Sule-Katagum, the Minister of Police Affairs’ representative attested to the smooth running of the process. Sule-Katagum said he is impressed with the whole process due to its transparency.
Recall that in November 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu approved the recruitment of 30,000 personnel to the Nigeria Police Force. The approval is about a 200% increment to the yearly intake of 10,000 applicants to the NPF during the Buhari administration. More so, the approval surfaced as an effort to tackle the shortage of security personnel in the country.
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