Mukan Gobum, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 11 Command in Osogbo, Osun State, has asked people in the South-West to encourage their young people to join the Nigeria Police Force.
Gobum revealed this during a recruiting sensitization and town hall meeting conducted in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Ayeni.
He also urged traditional authorities, religious organizations, political officials, and parents to encourage young people to join the army so that there would be no future complaints about Southerners being marginalized.
“Statistics shows that in the just concluded 2021 recruitment of constables, 81,005 candidates applied, while less than 10 per cent are from the southern part of the country,” Gobum, who was represented by DCP Ganiyu Salami, said.
He encouraged traditional rulers, religious organisations, political leaders and parents to encourage the youth to join the force.
“The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mr Musiliu Smith, said the Federal Government had approved the recruitment of 100,000 policemen over the next five years.”