The prolonged crisis between the inspector general of Police, Muhammad Adamu, and the Police Service Commission (PSC) has brought a division among lawmakers in the ninth Senate.
Guardian reports that the Senate committee on federal character principle promised to expose all those involved in the Police recruitment crisis.
Speaking on the issue, the chairman of the committee, Danjuma La’ah, the ninth Senate will not be concerned over who have been given slots or who allowed slots to candidates applying for positions of constables in the Nigeria Police.
La’ah said those involved in the recruitment racketeering would be apprehended and prosecuted by appropriate authorities. Stating that no recruitment slots have been given to the Senate as widely spread, La’ah said his committee would launch a probe into the involvement of some agencies listed to have been part of the process. He said,
I am not aware that any agency gave out employment slots to the Senate. The leadership has not told us that they received any slot. So, who did they give?” However, another lawmaker who spoke under anonymity claimed that some of the slots for the recruitment of Police officers have been shared among leaders.
The senator said there is information that one of the leaders within the ninth Senate shared 26 slots to the people of his constituencies while other lawmakers could not even boast of one slot. Condemning the process, the lawmaker said it will be difficult to recruit the right brains to do the job of policing the society.
Meanwhile, equity news previously reported that the minister of labour, employment and productivity has linked unemployment to the insecurity menace by Boko Hara terrorists in the northeast. Chris Ngige said the federal government is worried by the increasing rate of unemployment in the country.