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Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by ijustdey: 8:00am On Jul 06, 2016
• Northern Forces Take Over Process

• Top Officers’ Sack Raises Dust


Even before the firstre enlisted, controversy appears to be trailing the ongoing police recruitment exercise in which the Federal Government proposes to hire an additional 10, 000 officers and men to beef up the civil force to enhance security of lives and property across Nigeria.

This is coming on the heels of the alleged insistence of some northern power brokers that the recruitment of 7 ,500 constables, pencilled down for the exercise be based on local governments instead of states.

Sources within the Police Service Commission (PSC ) told New Telegraph that many members of the Commission , especially from the southern part of the country , are furious over the move which will give more men to the north than to the south.

It was gathered that the move to use local governments instead of states is spearheaded by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF ), Engr . Babachir Lawal , and the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen . AbdurahmanDambazzau .

By the allocation of the position , each local government will produce 10 constables in the 7,500 slots allocated for the Constable cadre . In the ASP cadre, each state has been allocated 12 slots each. That is the same case with the rank of Inspectors and Specialists, where allocations were made based on states.
There are provisions for 500 ASPs , 500 Inspectors and 1 , 500 specialists like engineers, medicals , communications etc .

New Telegraph gathered that the issue of recruitment of constables, which has a total of 7 ,500 has been a major sour point for the PSC and all stakeholders in the recruitment exercise as the south fought vehemently to have it done state by state. But the North , led by the two top officers in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration insisted on local government as the basis for the recruitment. The battle was taken to the Senate Committee on Police Affairs , where the position of the South was defeated.
“On the day the matter got to the Senate, sadly most of the senators , who would have opposed the move, did not attend the committee hearing.

Thus, we were left with no option than to accept the superior number of the North. That was how we lost out ,” said a source privy to the meeting. It was further gathered that before the committee ratified the local government model, many state governors and senators in the South were contacted on the implications of the model.

But most of them did not lift a finger. Even some very high ranking senators from the South-East in particular, who were contacted , considering the disadvantage of local governments in the zone and those from the South -South were not present on the meeting day.

It was gathered that efforts by the Chairman of the PSC, Sir Mike Okiro, and other members of the Commission from the South to stick to the state by state policy in line with Federal Character hit the rocks.
A former governor in the South- East, who spoke with New Telegraph on the matter , lamented the poor attitude of legislators and governors of the region to such issues.

According to him, “What the development means is that Kano and Jigawa states, with a combined total of about 70 local governments, would have almost the same number of representation with the South- East, which has only 95 local governments. We have constantly told the South- East representatives, be it governors, Senators or House of Representatives ’ members to be alive to their responsibilities. But that appears not to be the case.

“The Nigerian Police Force is an important institution . In the next 30 years , people will be complaining that there is no Inspector - General of Police of Igbo extraction . The foundations are what are laid today.

When you are nonchalant to the recruitment process, how would you think of an IGP when you are outnumbered from the beginning ?”
It was further learnt that even with their nonchalance, a governor in the South - East recently submitted 13 names of people he wanted in the ASP cadre, to the chagrin of members of the PSC.
“We wonder where he was when the whole uproar was going on . He did as if it did not concern him when he was informed . He brought 13 names when the state only needed only 12 names.

That means he is the only one that would fill the slot for his state, ” said a source within the Commission. Another governor from the South -South , whose state is poor in local government numbers , was also informed about the danger. He promised to act, but did not.

The former governor added that he was disgusted by the attitude of those who call themselves Igbo leaders. “Can you imagine that in a serious matter of this nature , none of Ohanaeze , Aka Ikenga, governors, senators or even members of the House of Representatives or Houses of Assembly has spoken out ?
They are keeping quiet, only to start lamenting in future. ” By the arrangement on local government basis based on 10 per local government, it means that on zonal basis, the North - West would get 1 ,850 officers; North-East – 1,110 slots; North Central including the FCT – 1,200; South-West - 1,370; South-South – 1,230 while South-East would get 950 officers.

But that is not the only problem the PSC is battling now. New Telegraph was informed that members of the Commission are not happy with the way the recent retirement of Deputy Inspectors - General of Police (DIGs), and Assistant Inspectors - General of Police (AIGs ) was conducted . It was learnt that rather than emanating from the PSC , the retirement of the 21 senior police officers emanated from the Presidency.

Last week , there were rumours that the IGP, Ibrahim Idris had demanded the resignation of all officers above him from the presidency . They were retired last week . Their retirements paved the way for the appointment of seven new DIGs on Monday.

Those affected were AIGs Bala A. Hassan , AIG Zone 2; Yahaya Garba Ardo ; Irmiya F Yarima , AIG Zone 9 ; Danladi Y Mshebwala ; Tambari Y. Mohammed , AIG Zone 10 and Bala Magaji Nasarawa, AIG Zone 7 , Abuja . Others are Musa Abdulsalam, Adisa Bolanta, AIG Zone 6 ; Mohammed J Gana, Umaru Abubakar Manko, AIG Zone 2, Lagos; Lawal Tanko, AIG Zone 8 and Olufemi A . Adenaike , AIG in charge of Training .
Also retired are AIG Johnson A Ogunsakin, Adenrele T . Shinaba, Commandant Police College , Kano, James O . Caulcrick, Olufefemi David Ogumbayode , Edgar T Nanakumo, AIG in charge of Works, Kalafite H. Adeyemi , Patrick D Dokumor , Mbu Joseph Mbu and AIG Sabo Ibrahim Ringim. But the rumour of a disagreement with the PSC was quickly dismissed.

New Telegraph was informed that Okiro only received a call from a top aide of the president, who informed him that the affected police officers were retired by the president . A source in the commission said it was a dispirited Okiro, who then ordered the issuing of a statement by the PSC to that effect. “ We have never experienced what is happening now. It is terrible. The retired police officers even pledged to work with the new IGP, even though he was third from bottom on the list of AIGs, but he insisted on their going.

The PSC was only informed about their retirement. The Police Force is being destroyed now because we retired the best we had at the head ,” said the source. It was gathered that the battle for the IGP favoured DIG Femi Adenaike from Ogun State. Senator Sam Egwu, representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, has suggested that the pending police recruitment in Nigeria should be based on the population, rather than on local government basis.

Egwu was reacting to the raging controversy on the appropriate model to be adopted in the police recruitment scheme. He said that the most appropriate model should be on state basis because that would give fair and equitable representation to all the states of the federation.

However, the lawmaker, on a second option, argued that since representation in the Senate was based on state and that of the House of Representatives, on population, a middle point should be taken, which is on the basis of federal constituencies or population.

He said that the insistence of some northern political leaders that the recruitment of 7,500 constables be based on local governments instead of states was not fair and justifiable. Egwu said: “I do not support the recruitment to be done on local government basis because it is not justifiable and equitable. I believe in fairness; if they want fairness , they should do it based on state basis. This will give equality and equitability in the sharing.

“However , the next option is to adopt federal constituency basis; at least it is better than the local government option. The South - East is usually the worst hit in all these things , because we have few number of local government areas in the zone.

“The House of Representatives is based on population. So, if they cannot rely on state representation in the police recruitment, let them go by federal constituency because it is definitely better than the local government basis so that one part of the country will not overwhelmingly dominate the other.”


https://newtelegraphonline.com/controversy-trails-police-recruitment-sack-top-officers/

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by bonechamberlain(m): 8:06am On Jul 06, 2016
angry ... The Nigeria civil and public service is the only way the a greater part of the north can get employment as they can't compete with an intelligent south in private firms. They flood their kit and kins into the civil and public service. Under gej recruitment was done in customs, immigration, and co, but the northerners came into power and said it was fraudulent cause it wasn't flooded with northerners, canceled the recruitment and did theirs. Under buhari shady recruitment have been done in almost all government parastatals, no one knows how this is carried out.

At the end when ever Nigeria moves two steps forward when ruled by a southerner, a northern bigot comes in and takes us 10 steps backwards, by flooding the civil and public service with people who can't compete in any job recruitment in a civilized setting. If buhari thinks they can get away with all these then they are joking because a southern president would one day be in power and cancel all these illegal sacking and recruitment and put qualified people. At the end Nigeria would suffer because this endless cycle of nepotistic sacking and recruitment wouldn't take the country anywhere.

And the southern senators where are they, useless bunch of humans who are only concerned about themselvesangry

Nigeria cannot continue to spoon feed the northerners. This people aren't prepared to live in a modernized and civilized world.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Nobody: 8:23am On Jul 06, 2016
It has to be reviewed equally using the base as created by the constitution.

Share by local govt
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by yrret: 8:23am On Jul 06, 2016
Police recruitment is now left pending.

If local government policy is used, meaning the northerners will dominate, since they have more states and local government areas than the south.

I'll prefer the Federal character policy!!

How can a governor of the South-east brings forth a list of 13 police applicant alone while 12 is the stated number for each state. What happens to those who don't know the governor?

Instead of our so called Senators, Rep. Members to stand against the local government formation to enable a fair playing field for all areas, rather they are busy submitting names, hijacking the whole process.

Nonsense!!!

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by kuuljay(m): 8:24am On Jul 06, 2016
And yet they go around calling them gworo chewing illiterates while the illiterates are scheming their elites, North West have seven states while south East has just five and nobody is complaining

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Nobody: 8:59am On Jul 06, 2016
Southern senators are to blame for missing in action and absent from duting during d vote.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Chosen1984(m): 9:15am On Jul 06, 2016
THE AGENDA FOR A NORTHERN NIGERIAN IS BEING PUT IN PLACE DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY!! BUT ONE THING IS SURE.

"EVERY PLAN THAT IS NOT OF GOD FOR THIS NATION, [color=#990000][/color]SCATTTTTERRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Nobody: 9:41am On Jul 06, 2016
Give Biafra independence, they can take 97% of the slot.
Igbo senators need to be stoned.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Nobody: 10:36am On Jul 06, 2016
I always ask my self, how did the south offend Nigeria? The least SSCe holder in Northern Nigeria has a job with the civil service or any of the forces,the ones you see selling gworo are all almajiris.

We are still shirtcganed and we keep asking for one Nigeria.

You guys had better wake up!!! The North will continue to rub you off you rights in the name if Amalgamation.

I am not fooled.Nigeria is a failed state!!!
bonechamberlain:
angry ... The Nigeria civil and public service is the only way the a greater part of the north can get employment as they can't compete with an intelligent south in private firms. They flood their kit and kins into the civil and public service. Under gej recruitment was done in customs, immigration, and co, but the northerners came into power and said it was fraudulent cause it wasn't flooded with northerners, canceled the recruitment and did theirs. Under buhari shady recruitment have been done in almost all government parastatals, no one knows how this is carried outAt the end when ever Nigeria moves two steps forward when ruled by a southerner, a northern bigot comes in and takes us 10 steps backwards, by flooding the civil and public service with people who can't compete in any job recruitment in a civilized setting. If buhari thinks they can get away with all these then they are joking because a southern president would one day be in power and cancel all these illegal sacking and recruitment and put qualified people. At the end Nigeria would suffer because this endless cycle of nepotistic sacking and recruitment wouldn't take the country anywhere.

And the southern senators where are they, useless bunch of humans who are only concerned about themselvesangry

Nigeria cannot continue to spoon feed the northerners. This people aren't prepared to live in a modernized and civilized world.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Nobody: 10:39am On Jul 06, 2016
Fairness and equity are recipe for peace in a heterogeneous nation like Nigeria. But it seems both went "extinct" the day Buhari came into office. He and his lieutenants keep taking actions that are injurious to the unity of the country.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by BlackSeptember: 11:21am On Jul 06, 2016
Nothing last forever. One day buhari will step down ir one day Federal police structure will be scrapped

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by allanphash7(m): 11:22am On Jul 06, 2016
Whats my bizness

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by ALAYORMII: 11:22am On Jul 06, 2016
Is there anything in Nigeria that's not tainted with controversy??

Kwarraption is the order of the day

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by ALAYORMII: 11:23am On Jul 06, 2016
Is there anything in Nigeria that's not tainted with controversy??

Kwarraption is the order of the day
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by BlackSeptember: 11:23am On Jul 06, 2016
tuale4u:
Southern senators are to blame for missing in action and absent from duting during d vote.
is it southern senators that see to police promotion? Your zombie will never allow you to blame Mr Daft that approved it

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by mrowen279(m): 11:23am On Jul 06, 2016
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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by hizaya61(m): 11:23am On Jul 06, 2016
ok
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Ucheosefoh(m): 11:23am On Jul 06, 2016
we in the south are big time fools, no cooperation and the north will always cheat us no matter how smart we think we are.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by dridowu: 11:24am On Jul 06, 2016
Ok
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by rozayx5(m): 11:25am On Jul 06, 2016
brown roof union have been duped grin

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Flexherbal(m): 11:25am On Jul 06, 2016
When are we ever going to do things right, in Nigeria?
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by veekid(m): 11:26am On Jul 06, 2016
I no get anything to say; check my status
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by haywire07(m): 11:26am On Jul 06, 2016
Efcc also will suffer same fate .


Useless agencies who can't even cure d irregularities among them
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Phonefanatic: 11:27am On Jul 06, 2016
Inconclusive recruitment
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by izzou(m): 11:28am On Jul 06, 2016
I dont see any reason why buhari or lawal or dambazzau should be blamed

They brought the matter to the senate but our senators who should have opposed it were absent

The contacted them and they didny lift a finger according to the source

So?? ??

No politician from the south actually cares

Period.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by moderattor: 11:28am On Jul 06, 2016
Hmmm

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Ultimus: 11:28am On Jul 06, 2016
Southerners are still learners. When will they learn that the north will parasitize this country to the fullest. Instead of advocating for a federal structure that gives them more autonomy and power, they are busy submitting lists in this disadvantaged recruitment. Learners.

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by nitt: 11:28am On Jul 06, 2016
Rubbish.

any body that knows how the force works knows that once ur mate or junior is made IG of police it is an automatic retirement.

all this pay n print mediums sef, spreading tribal prejudice to gain popularity frm ever willing dumb n stupid youth in Nigeria.

Wither!

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Ready4watever: 11:29am On Jul 06, 2016
Nairaland must apologize to me for being so disrespectful on my person,
If not,I will never forgive them,,,I am back,better and ready to smite any
Dumb ass out there,,,,,ready4watever....catch me if you can peeps
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by RingimKabir(m): 11:30am On Jul 06, 2016
I read 2 paragraphs only and gave up.



Cos I understands that the crap is full of shit.


Ethnic/Religious Bigot. OP, u deserved to be BANNED for life!

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Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Dottore: 11:31am On Jul 06, 2016
Ok
Re: Controversy Trails Police Recruitment, Sack Of Top Officers by Vendoor(f): 11:33am On Jul 06, 2016
The southern leaders are the biggest problems of the south.

As long as their family members names are enlisted they don't care what happen next.

Its well

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