No Job Openings for People Living With Disabilities in Police Force – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has announced that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has no positions available for People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs).

This statement comes amid a dispute between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the NPF management over the recruitment of 10,000 constables.

The IGP made this declaration during a conference with Strategic Police Managers in Abuja, emphasising the importance of recruiting quality personnel to ensure effective policing.

The Senate has offered to mediate in the conflict, with Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abdulamid Mallamadori, urging both parties to cease media confrontations and resolve any misunderstandings in the nation’s interest.

The NPF had raised concerns about the recruitment process, alleging corruption and irregularities, and dissociated itself from the list of successful candidates published by the PSC.

Egbetokun shared crime statistics under his tenure, reporting over 2,300 murder cases, 856 armed robbery cases, and over 1,400 kidnap cases.

He commended the professionalism of police officers during recent labour strikes, noting their commitment to the rule of law and democratic values.

The IGP assured that the NPF would continue to refine strategies to maintain safety and security during public gatherings.

While there are currently no openings for PLWDs, Egbetokun, however, suggested that future plans could include special training for them.

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