PSC expresses worry over low enrollment in on-going Police recruitment
The Commissioner, representing South-East in the Police Service Commission [PSC] Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, has expressed worry over low enrollment of youth from the South Eastern part of the Country into the Nigerian Police Force.
Chief Nnamani, disclosed this on Friday during a town hall meeting in Enugu.
He said the town hall meeting was organised by the PSC to sensitise residents of the State on the need for youths in the area to join the NPF.
According to him, the meeting became necessary following the seeming lack of interest in the NPF by youths in the zone, adding that even those that applied were not the best from the region.
He said “An additional concern is the fact that most of the applicants seem academically challenged as more than 90 per cent have consistently failed to score up to 30 per cent in the examinations.
“This is a sad reflection of the calibre of officers that will be patrolling our communities in the event that these persons actually end up enlisted in the police,” he said.
Nnamani said the issues border on the security of lives and property of the people and the best time to talk about it is now.
He said that the best time to join the NPF was now, adding that the PSC was reforming the system.
“The NPF that will tackle the security challenges in the country will be a new police force that will be well equipped and remunerated.
“The purpose of this meeting is to act in order to change this unsatisfactory development. Our people should join the armed forces,” he said.
Nnamani said that the sensitisation would be taken to all the states in the region.
Also, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, urged residents of the state to join the NPF
Ugwuanyi, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government. Prof. Simon Ortuanya, said that the state government would continue to work hard to secure the state.