The federal government has announced that in Nigeria 10,000 police are recruited every year by the police.
Police Minister of affair Alhaji Mohammed Dingyadi, made the announcement on Wednesday during his visit to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu at the Abuja headquarters on Wednesday.
Dingyadi also disclosed that the process of recruiting the first batch of 10,000 Constables was still on and had not been stopped.
According to the Minister, “The recruitment process is on and has not stopped. We intend to recruitment 10,000 constables annually. The first batch of 10,000 is still in the process.
“We will continue to recruit 10,000 next year, by the grace of God. The promotion is ongoing. People who are due to be promoted, I am not aware of any open delay or any glaring delay in promotions.
“We believe the Police Service Commission (PSC) is up to the task to promote officers due for promotion.
“We are all here to receive complaints or any issue on non-promotion. We would take it up and ensure that the needful is done, by the grace of God.”
The Minister also dismissed the face-off between the NPF and PSC, stressing that the situation was being blown out of proportion.
He said: “Maybe people are overblowing it. There is nothing serious about. It is an interim misunderstanding and this we are trying to manage.
“The two organisations are equal to the task and they are managing themselves very well. We believe it would be history. It is nothing new in organisations. There is always this kind of misunderstanding.
“We don’t need to tell anybody what we are doing but the situation is under control, by the grace of God. Things would continue to normalise and nothing has stopped, for your information.
We haven’t finished with the recruitment screening yet, we are still on the process