CD urges police to increase recruitment to meet UN standard

Nigerian policeDespite on-going recruitment of 10, 000 personnel into the Nigeria Police, the Campaign for Democracy (CD), yesterday urged Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mike Okiro, to collaborate with the Federal government towards increasing the number of police recruits to 100,000.

This, it argued would ensure that the nation meets the United Nations (UN), ratio which recommended one policeman to 400 people

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, and made available to The Guardian in Awka, CD said the advocacy becomes necessary, so that the country could have a minimum of 425,000 policemen in the country.

The group however commended the Okiro-led PSC, and the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, for brazing the storm in implementation of the presidential directive on the current recruitment.

CD described Okiro as very pro-active person, both during his tenure as IGP, and presently as chairman PSC, adding that he has contributed immensely to the development of the Nigeria police.

The organization commended the commission for the recent police promotion exercise, which it described as transparent, as against the stagnancy that characterised police promotion before now.

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