President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved yearly recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP), IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has disclosed.
He stated: “We’re paying attention to manpower. I know there’s a shortage of manpower in the command. I know the stress that I had gone through while serving as CP in making sure that the job is done. I know one policeman does the job of two policemen.
“A policeman would close from night duty and resume for morning duty. And as he’s closing from morning duty, he’s resuming night duty. And when he dozes off in public, his photograph is taken and posted to ridicule him. I’m aware of all these.
“We’re making efforts to increase your strength. The President had recently given approval for yearly recruitment in police. That’s the way forward. We need to double the strength of the police in the country. We cannot do it overnight, but gradually. And gradually we’ll get there. We will also emphasise training to achieve a professionally competent police force.
“We’re also looking into welfare in the increase in salary and other areas to improve the lives of officers, just as equipping the Police Force is a priority. We promise to take care of the insurance plan too.”