LGs must get 10 slots of po­lice re­cruit­ment, Reps say

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi & Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

Re­cruit­ment of the 10,000 new po­lice of­fi­cers na­tion­wide as re­cently di­rected by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari should re­spect fed­eral char­ac­ter pro­vi­sions as con­tained in the con­sti­tu­tion, mem­bers of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives said yesterday.

The law­mak­ers there­fore said the Po­lice Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, min­istry of po­lice af­fairs, and the Nige­ria Po­lice Force should en­sure “al­lot­ment of ten (10) slots to each of the seven hun­dred and sixty-eight lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas and six area coun­cils of the FCT in the first in­stance.”

The House, who com­mended the pres­i­dent for his “gi­ant strides” in ad­dress­ing the high level of in­se­cu­rity and un­em­ploy­ment by the ges­ture, tasked po­lice af­fairs, fed­eral char­ac­ter and leg­isla­tive com­pli­ance com­mit­tees to en­sure im­ple­men­ta­tion of the res­o­lu­tion by rel­e­vant agen­cies.

Rep Muham­mad Sani Abdu (APC, Bauchi), who spon­sored the mo­tion along­side 79 other mem­bers said the need to en­force the con­sti­tu­tional pro­vi­sions in the re­cruit­ment ex­er­cise was borne out of the need to up­hold unity, har­mony and the coun­try’s in­te­gra­tion drive.

When the mo­tion was put to vote by the speaker Yakubu Dog­ara, mem­bers unan­i­mously en­dorsed the thrusts of the mo­tion.

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