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Recruitment of 10, 000 Police Personnel To Gulp N8.6bn – Commission

Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja
The Police Service Commission on Thursday said N8.6 billion would be needed for the recruitment of an additional 10, 000 personal to the Nigerian Police Force.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Security Summit in August, 2015 disclosed Federal Government’s intention to employ an additional 10, 000 personnel.
Okiro who made this known at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Police Affairs explained that the recruitment exercise is partly dependent upon the readiness of the Police Training School and Collages.
In a breakdown of the financial implication for the recruitment exercise, Okiro said, 339,473,092.50 will be for overhead, 1,892,891.25 for advertisement and 1,167,000.00 will be for technical resources.
179,000,000.00 will be for the renovation of training institutions, 3,489,750,000.00 for feeding, 2,835,441,000.00 for allowances and salaries, 1,013,550,000.00 for accoutrement and 118,290,000.00 for teaching aids.
Arms and ammunition for shooting range 450,000,000.00, teaching allowance 61,266,281.00 and 117,958,719.00 for monitoring and evaluation. The total figure is 8,607,788,983.75.
Okiro explained the exercise intends to recruit 7,500 personnel as Police Constables, 500 as Cadet Inspectors, 500 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and 1,500 various ranks under professionals’ cadre.
“As at today, the institutions are undergoing renovations and they are about 65 per cent completed.
“The training of selected candidates is expected to commence in the first week of July 2016, “Okiro stated.
Okiro said that the selection of the most suitably qualified candidates for recruitment into the various ranks and cadres shall be completed by June 30, 2016.
Earlier in his remarks,Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara raised alarm over extra judicial killings, kidnapping and high profile murder that had assumed rampant proportion in recent times in Nigeria.
The public hearing aimed at addressing issues of extra judicial killing and the need to tackle kidnapping and other crimes confronting the country.

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