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    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    NLC commends FG over 10,000 employment

    – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government – President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier warned that he will not accept any irregularities or extortion of money from unemployed Nigerians in the coming recruitment into the police – President Buhari said he was not happy with the situation where applicants pay bribes before being enrolled into the police in the past Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has lauded the federal government gesture to recruit 10,000 personnel into the Nigerian police force, Vanguard reports. Speaking on Wednesday, April 13, NLC president Ayuba Wabba, said President Muhammadu Buhari deserved commendation for keeping his promise to recruit 10,000 police personnel in response to security challenges in the country. The NLC president, who spoke in Abuja while addressing journalists said the federal government deserved commendation for fulfilling its promise to recruit 10, 000 personnel in the next two months. “It is gratifying to note that about six months after, the government has decided to make true its promise. The recruitment of 10, 000 Nigerians into the police force, though will not solve the unemployment problem in the country, will almost certainly ease tension in the land. “We want to appeal to the police authorities and other Nigerians in position of authority to conduct this exercise with all sense of responsibility. Every Nigerian that is eligible should get employed and the processes must be well thought out. “The process of the exercise must include care, transparency, justice, equity; the applicants should not be made to suffer discomfort or pain,” Wabba said. He expressed optimism that there was no family in the country that does not have huge number of applicants because of the increasing number of unemployed youths in the country. Wabba, however, warned against the repetition of the tragedy that marred the last Immigration recruitment exercise as there would be desperate scramble to fill up the vacancies or positions in the force. “If we are able to get 10,000 of our youths out of the unemployment market, I think it is something that is highly commendable. A similar gesture in other sectors will cause a positive spark. We therefore urge the government to demonstrate the necessary commitment to further employment generation, ” he said. The recruitment process is expected to be very tedious as the police service commission (PSC) has revealed that over 550,000 applicants have indicated interest to join the Nigerian police force. The disclosed was made by the PSC chairman, Mike Okiro in a meeting with the Senate Committee on Police. He maintained that only 10,000 spaces are available. Solomon Arase,the inspector general of police also hinted that only credible applicants would be recruited into the police force despite the fact that lawmakers in the House of Representatives had earlier said that there is need to adhere to federal character provisions in the recruitment of the 10,000 new policemen across the country as recently directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers urged the police service commission, ministry of police affairs and the Nigerian police force to make sure there is an allotment of ten slots to each of the 768 local government areas and six area councils of the federal capital territory. Channels TV reports that President Buhari, in Abuja, last year warned that he will not tolerate any irregularities or extortion of money from unemployed Nigerians in the coming recruitment into the police. The president reportedly gave the warning at a meeting with officials of the ministry of police affairs and the police service commission in the presidential villa. Buhari disclosed that applicants paying bribes before being enlisted into the police in the past was totally wrong and unacceptable. “You must ensure that the recruitment process is transparent. Those who will conduct the recruitment must be above board. It should not be heard that they receive gratification or extort money from those who want to enlist in the police,” Buhari said. THINK IT IS IMPORTANT..............SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

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