LGs must get 10 slots of police recruitment, Reps say
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.