The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris has said that newly recruited police constables are to be posted to their states of origin. He made the disclosure in Minna Niger State on Friday September 22, 2017.
Idris further said apart from posting the recruits to their states of origin, majority of them would also be deployed to their local government areas. He made the statement at the passing out of police recruits at the police college in the Niger State capital.
The police chief who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Finance and administration, Mr. Shuaibu Lawal said the new posting policy was to give vent to the new “community policing policy”that is brewing in the country. To show the seriousness of the force to the new policy, only four out of the 464 policemen that passed out were retained in Minna with two each posted to the ICT and police training schools respectively.
The IGP also disclosed that 956 specialists drawn from the 10,000 approved for the force had passed out as cadet ASP, and Inspectors while 767 other cadet ASPs and 666 cadet inspectors were being trained and would pass out in December. Idris reminded the federal government of his request for approval to recruit additional 31,000 policemen annually for the next five years to make the Nigeria police operate within the United Nations approved ratio of 1:400. According to him, the Nigerian police currently operates at a ratio of 1:600, which is far below the approved United Nations ratio, Idris affirmed.