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Police Goes Marketing, Urge Youths To Enlist

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase
Posted: Mar 28, 2016 at 3:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Andrew Utulu


The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has gone marketing in search of eligible youths to enlist into the Force.

It could be recalled that President Muhammdau Buhari had during at the National Security Summit in Abuja last year, said that the Federal government would employ 10,000 additional policemen to strength the force.
Mike Okiro, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) recently unveiled a portal for the recruitment exercise in Abuja. He announced that the portal would be opened to the public on April 1, 2016.
Ahead of the expected recruitment of the additional 10,000 officers into the Force, the police high command has called on Nigerian youths to consider a career in the Police force.

The call was made by Mrs Folasade Adams, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) ahead of the Police Week, which will begin on Wednesday.
Adams, who is the Chairperson of the planning committee, who called on youths to make themselves available for recruitment, said they must know that the police is their friend, contrary to the belief by some people.
“This year’s Police Week celebration is targeted at the school children. They must know that there is no gain in vices. They should avoid cultism and other crimes.
“We want to use this celebration to sell the police to the young ones. They should know that there is profession in the police force.
“Nigerians should know that police is their friend. It is only when they know this, they can encourage their children to enlist into the force as a profession,” Adams said.

She noted that the theme for the year celebration: ‘Police Is Your Friend,’ is an effort to bring members of the public close to the force.
According to her, the police cannot work effectively without assistance from members of the public by way of information and other assistance.
Adams said the celebration, which would be heralded by a road walk and enlightenment campaign on Tuesday, while the grand finale would be on Wednesday with a career talk on the theme for some selected school students.
According to her, there would be a gala night later on Wednesday night, where awards would be given to deserving individuals, organizations and police officers.