President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recruitment of 6,000 additional policemen and directed the Police authorities to recruit only from all the 776 local government areas instead of recruiting from “motor parks, railway stations or market.”
Buhari disclosed this in a special interview session with Voice of America, Hausa service, in Washington, United States on Tuesday.
“We will put in place more measures to check insecurity in the country including increasing the number of policemen and train them.
“I have approved the recruitment of 6,000 policemen by the police authorities and I directed that those recruited must come from all the 776 local government areas of the federation.
“Even if it means recruiting one person each from the 776 they should do that instead of going to motor parks, railway stations or market for the recruitment exercise.
“I gave (Police authorities) them this directive,’’ he said.