Buhari approves recruitment of 6,000 policemen. President Buhari has approved the recruitment of 6,000 additional policemen. The policemen are to help in tackled the security challenges facing the country especial herdsmen and farmers clashes.
Buhari made this known when he was granted a special interview session with Voice of America, Hausa service, in Washington, United States on Tuesday morning.
The President said:
“We will put in place more measures to check insecurity in the country including increasing the number of policemen and train them.
“I have approved the recruitment of 6,000 policemen by the police authorities and I directed that those recruited must come from all the 776 local government areas of the federation.
“Even if it means recruiting one person each from the 776 they should do that instead of going to motor parks, railway stations or market for the recruitment exercise.
“I gave (Police authorities) them this directive,’’ he said.
Although the recruitment portal was opened for the recruitment exercise for Police Constables early this year. And the applicants are expecting their names to come out. For this approval of additional 6,000 Policemen. The portal at www.policerecruitment.ng will re-opened.
However the president did not specify whether the 6,000 Policemen will be recruited in all categories.