The Senate has given permission to the Police Service Commission to go ahead in the recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police as Senate lifted the suspension on the exercise, after the recruitment was suspended following a clash between the Senate and the Police Service Commission.
The recruitment was suspended due to the misunderstanding between the Senate and the PSC when the Senate said that the recruitment should be done on local government but the PSC insisted that it should be done on state basis. Based on this, the Senate asked the PSC to suspend the recruitment over alleged irregularities in the criteria adopted.
Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC, Katsina-South said:
“We have resolved the issue and the recruitment would be done on local government basis. Very soon, the exercise will resume.”
“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.”