The Federal Government and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) are proposing to boost the manpower of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) by drafting in N-Power beneficiaries in tackling the dearth of security agents in the country, Concise News reports.
The corps members and N-Power cadets are to make up for the inadequacy of the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 additional hands by the police.
Fayemi stated that the issue is top of the agenda of the meeting of the Security Sub-Committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) headed by him earlier last week.
He said the governors, in particular, felt that the 10,000 men being recruited by the police would be inadequate in addressing the country’s current security challenges, hence the urgency to seek other options.
He explained, “This was a meeting that had in its membership the governors from the six zones, the Inspector-General of Police, Chief of Defence Staff and the National Security Adviser.
“It was the outcome of the last NEC meeting, which focused exclusively on security. That committee has just met a couple of days ago and I was asked to brief both the Vice-President, who chairs the NEC and to brief the President as well on the aspect of the work of the sub-committee of NEC that will require the Commander-in-Chief’s support.
It also engages another 200,000 non-graduates in training or on attachment to organisations as interns.