Community policing: FG, governors to recruit N-Power cadets, corpers

The Federal Government and governors under the auspices of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have proposed to recruit N-Power cadets whose two-year service is coming to an end or youth corps members to boost the manpower of the Nigerian Police Force.

Also, President Buhari has directed governors and the nation’s security chiefs to work out the modalities for the suggested takeoff date as well as draft plan of action. Briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the President, Chairman of NGF, and Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, said both parties felt the recruitment of 10,000 policemen was necessary to tackle the dearth of security operatives in the country.

Fayemi, said he briefed the President on the outcome of the security committee of the National Economic Council which reviewed concerns, issues around security and the proposed reactions on those. Fayemi said President Buhari “commended the National Economic Council (NEC) for paying special attention to security and he also urged the NEC committee to work with the security chiefs who have already briefed him during the security meeting on Thursday.