Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, says the recruitment of a fresh batch of 10,000 policemen will soon commence.
This is part of the planned recruitment of 40,000 constables over a four-year period as directed by the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dingyadi stated that arrangements were being made for the commencement of the exercise, which is expected to increase the numerical strength of the police force to tackle the security challenges facing the country.
The minister revealed this in Abuja, during the launch of a book, ‘Introduction to law enforcement: A training guide for the Nigeria Police Force,’ authored by retired DIG Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi.
10,000 constables recruited into the force last year are currently undergoing training at various police colleges across the country.
But the recruitment process was marred by a disagreement between the NPF leadership and the Police Service Commission which made the commission to challenge the power of the NPF leadership to recruit constables in court.
But the minister on the occasion said new 10,000 constables would soon be recruited.