No fewer than four hundred and forty-three new Constables graduated from Police training College, Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday.
Speaking at the passing out parade, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, said the recruitment exercise represents another giant stride by the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, towards repositioning the Nigeria Police Force by addressing the lingering manpower gap in the Force which has been inhibiting optimal police service delivery in the country.
According to him, the recruitment exercise was spread over the seven hundred and seventy four local government areas of the country with due regard to federal character considerations and in line with the directives of Mr President.
Baba who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 8, Ashafa Adekunle, added that” in the attainment of community policing goals, the recruits will all be posted back to their various local government areas to further entrench the policing strategy of the federal government towards addressing communal crimes in their respective areas of purview.
Kwara State governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq was represented at the event by his senior special assistant on Security, Alh Muyideen Aliyu, while the Baba Isale of Ilorin represented the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
As reported by our correspondent olarotimi oshin , the state commissioner of police, Paul Odama, enjoined the new officers to maintain a high level of discipline and shun corruption and he further presented awards to outstanding graduands.