The Nigeria Labour Congress has called for transparency in the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers as a response to the dearth of security personnel in the country.
NLC President Ayuba Wabba said it was gratifying that about six months after the government made the promise, it decided to make true its promise, adding that the recruitment would also help reduce employment in the country.
“We appeal to the police authorities and other Nigerians in the position of authority to conduct this exercise with all sense of responsibility, care, transparency, justice, equity and minimum discomfort or pain to the applicants. There is hardly any family that does not have an army of applicants. This, however, should be no justification for subjecting this process to a selfish end or abuse,” he said.
He further urged the government to demonstrate the necessary commitment to further employment generation in other sectors of the economy.