Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has faulted the recruitment process into the Nigeria Police Power (NPF), saying it negated the federal character precept.
Governor Diri stated recruitment into federal companies that’s primarily based on the variety of native authorities areas in a state was unjustifiable and lacked advantage.
He said this yesterday at a city corridor assembly organised by the state authorities in collaboration with the Police Service Fee in Yenagoa.
A press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that equitable recruitment may solely be achieved if the method was in tandem with the federal character precept as enshrined in Nigeria’s structure.
Whereas calling for a evaluation of the anomaly, Diri stated no state was superior to a different regardless of dimension and inhabitants.
His phrases: “I’ve one concern and that’s on recruitments performed on this nation primarily based on native governments.
“As you’ll be able to see, Bayelsa has solely eight native governments. So how do you justify equitable recruitment primarily based on federal character precept as supplied in our structure once you recruit from 40 native authorities areas in a state like Kano and right here you might be recruiting from solely eight native authorities areas?
“There isn’t a justice and fairness in that. As consultant of the Police Service Fee chairman, please take this again to your fee that the recruitment course of in our nation just isn’t justifiable, just isn’t honest and there’s no fairness in it.
“It’s only at a discussion board like this we are able to inform ourselves the reality. As a federation, each state authorities, irrespective of how small, ought to be thought of by advantage of the federal character precept in our structure.”
The governor restated his place on state police, saying that the federal police was now over-burdened by the nation’s rising inhabitants.
He additionally known as on Nigerians to disabuse their minds from the notion that state police could be hijacked by governors, stressing that the underlying challenge was extra on the safety of lives and property.
Whereas describing the city corridor assembly as very apt and productive, the governor known as on individuals to see it as the easiest way ahead within the safety of the state and the nation.
Talking earlier, the commissioner representing the South-south zone within the Police Service Fee, Mr. Austin Braimoh, stated the city corridor assembly was meant to enhance the connection between the pressure and the general public.
Mr. Braimoh said that the fee was constructing a brand new police pressure for the nation and urged certified youths to make the most of the recruitment train and contribute their quota to nation constructing.
Whereas responding to issues raised by the governor, Braimoh famous that although the fee has given every native authorities space within the nation 10 slots every for the recruitment course of, the difficulty of inequality could be addressed within the suggestion to the fee’s hierarchy.
In his welcome tackle, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ben Okolo, stated the essence of the assembly was to underscore the significance of the police to the residents and as properly encourage the youthful era to be recruited into the pressure to struggle crime. Supply: ThisDay