Buhari suspends police recruitment exercise over clash

Senator Abu Ibrahim has said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of the recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) 

Ibrahim during a briefing said the recruitment exercise was suspended to resolve the clash between the Senate and the Police Service Commission (PSC)

Senator Ibrahim who serves as the committee chairman pointed out that the matter would be resolved when the president returns from Germany next week.

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Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of the recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Ibrahim during a briefing at the National Assembly Complex on Thursday, October 13, said the recruitment exercise was suspended to resolve the clash between the Senate and the Police Service Commission, (PSC), Daily Post reports.

He further explained that while the Senate wants the recruitment to be based on nine persons per local government, the PSC prefers that each state be given an opportunity to present equal number of persons.

The committee chairman pointed out that the matter would be resolved when the president returns from Germany next week In March 2016, the commission had begun the recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the NPF after Buhari had in 2015 approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen at the National Security Summit in Abuja.

The recruitment was already underway when it was discovered that the criteria set for the exercise had been jettisoned by the organisers – the Police Service Commission (PSC).

The report stated that the committee gave the suspension order in a letter it wrote to the commission on Thursday, October . sources said.

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