A group, Coalition for Civil Society Groups, Transparency and Good Governance has unveiled plans to keep its eyes on the police recruitment processes to ensure transparency following directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for the recruitment of 10, 000 Nigerians into the force.
National coordinator of the group, Comrade Ali Abacha who disclosed this to newsmen said that the measure was based on the fact that the police was key to the overall success of prosecution in all suspected crimes committed, including corruption cases, saying its special interest was to ensure that bad eggs no longer found their ways into the force.
Abacha said the sure way to nip corruption in the bud was to ensure that only Nigerians of proven integrity were qualified to be recruited into the force to aid President Buhari’s anti graft war.
He urged good Nigerians to stand up and watch out as the process of the recruitment announced by the federal government recently would go, urging parents to resist the temptation of giving bribe for their wards to be recruited.
The coordinator alleged that previous recruitment exercises were marred by corruption as a recruit applicant was made to pay between N50,000 to N100,000, pointing out that most of the applicants who borrowed to pay ended up not getting the jobs after all.
President Buhari, who unveiled the news, had warned of bribery in process, directing the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase to withdraw the over 100 policemen serving as orderly to “very important personalities (VIPs).”

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