FG to recruit 10,000 police officers, expand CCTV monitoring system


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While declaring open a National Security conference organised by the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with The Sun Publishing limited in Abuja on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari said that the Federal Government would recruit 10,000 additional police personnel to strengthen the capacity of the Nigeria Police in the fight against insurgency and other criminal activities in the country.

The President also said that his administration was also considering the expansion of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) monitoring system across major cities and towns to address national security challenges.

“While it is understandable that unemployment, illiteracy, radicalization, negative peer group influence, substances abuse and erosion of family and moral values are social factors that underline criminal tendencies, the reality remains that the task of addressing these challenges is that of parents, teachers, community and the state. In other words, it is bottom to top operation.”

Adding that “It is in acknowledgement of this that I have defined youth empowerment as one of the cardinal objective of our administration. In furtherance to this, the Federal Government is planning to employ at least extra 10,000 officers and establish a properly trained and equipped Federal anti-terrorism multi-agency task force to effectively address the challenge of future insurgency in a sustainable manner.”

In order to further strengthen the security of the public space, consideration is being given to the expansion of the (Close Circuit Television) CCTV monitoring system across major cities and towns in the country.”

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