States kick against lopsided police list, as IG state gets highest recruitments

The ongoing recruitments of 10,000 constables by the police authorities have met with criticisms from states who alleged that the allocation of slots was lopsided.

The list of successful candidates indicates that Nasarawa, the home state of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had the highest number, with 528 candidates, followed by Katsina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s state, with 435 candidates.

This is happening on the heels of the recruitment scandal rocking the National Assembly in which job slots were given to lawmakers by federal agencies and ministries.

Saturday PUNCH reported that Borno and Bauchi states had complained to the Police Service Commission about the observed discrepancies in the candidates’ list released by the police on their website last Sunday.

It was learnt that the states were directed to put their complaints in writing after they pointed out that they were short-changed in the exercise which awarded the highest slots of 528 to Nasarawa, which has 13 local government areas.

Based on the approved allocation of 12 candidates per local government, Nasarawa was meant to get 156 slots instead of 528 recorded in the published list.

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