The Ministry of Police Affairs has received approval from the Presidency to recruit additional 400,000 policemen to address the manpower shortage in the Nigeria Police Force and insecurity in the country.
This is against the backdrop of the ongoing legal tussle between the Police Service Commission and the NPF over which agency had the right to carry out the recruitment of police personnel.
Already, the police affairs minister, Mohammed Dingyadi, has set up a 13-man Ministerial Project Coordination Committee to drive the recruitment as well as the implementation process of new policies to end security challenges in the country.
Members of the committee were drawn from the ministry and the police.
A statement by Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the ministry, Odutayo Oluseyi, said the committee would also work out appropriate programmes and projects to accomplish the assigned priorities and deliverables.
The minister, during the inauguration of the committee in Abuja, noted that providing security for all citizens was among the nine main priority areas of the government.