Connect with us

Latest Update

We Are Recruiting 10,000 Police Officers – President Buhari Says



President Buhari has said that his administration is making efforts to recruit 10,000 new police officers to enhance the security of the nation.

He made this disclosure on Thursday, June 10 in Lagos while delivering his speech on his one-day visit for the inaugurations of various projects.

Buhari said; 

“We are currently recruiting 10,000 new police officers to reinforce our personnel capacity across the country.

“I have directed the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission to carry out an upward review of Police salaries and benefits”.

READ ALSO: ‘TB Joshua Tried To Kill Me Spiritually, He Lost The Battle’ – Ghanaian Traditional Priest Reveals (VIDEO)

The President also stated that no government since 1999 has been as committed to reforming and repositioning the Nigeria Police Force and national policing architecture as his administration.

Buhari added; 

“In 2019, I signed into law the Act establishing the Nigeria Police Trust Fund, the first in the history of the Force, to provide guaranteed funding to support Police welfare, logistics and equipment.

“In September 2020, I assented to the bill amending the Nigeria Police Act, which was originally enacted in 1943.

“This new Act, a vast improvement over the old one, among other things spells out the modalities for the implementation of a National Community Policing Scheme in Nigeria.

“This new scheme will build confidence within our local communities and make them active stakeholders in the safety and security of their environs.”

In a related development, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and many eminent Nigerians gathered at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Complex, Ebute-Metta, Lagos to commission the Lagos-Ibadan railway line for commercial purposes.

The commissioning saw the presence of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka. READ MORE