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Police completes first batch recruitment training

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation (N-Power Scheme), Afolabi Imoukhuede says the non-graduate aspect of the N-Power programme will commence in July.

He told disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja where he explained that N-Power had two broad components, namely: graduate and non-graduate schemes.

Imoukhuede said “We are hopeful that by June/July we should deploy those ones in different batches across the country and FCT.

“So it is worthy of note that those who applied for that programme (non-graduates) should just stay rested.

“The fact that we have not deployed you doesn’t mean that we have forgotten you.

“We have all your details, we have all your contacts and we will deal with them.’’

According to the special assistant, the N-Power’s non-graduate component was structured to empower the beneficiaries with vocational skills.

“The non-graduate component is more of skills development and vocation programme.

“For vocational training, we have construction work, automobile technicians, technology, which is hardware and software.

“They will come in for a programme and three months they will go and (also do) apprenticeship for nine months.

“It is like one year engagement for them; while they are undergoing training they will get some stipends and they we will also provide them with necessary tools and consumables.”

Mr. Imoukhuede added that the scheme would also partner with employers for the apprenticeship programme and also give the volunteers some stipends.
According to him, that type of programme will not only be empowering the trainees, but transferring skills to them for life as well.

he first batch of 10,000 policemen recruited in 2016 has passed out of the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.

Boniface Onyeabor, Commandant of the College disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that 123 Cadet Inspectors and 52 recruits had successfully finished their training.

The Police had published names of recruited candidates on national dailies December 2016 after President Buhari had in Aug 15, 2015, ordered the recruitment of 10,000 additional police men for effective policing of the country

“The first batch of police personnel belonging to the specialist units passed out from the college on May 19.
“They will be on two-week vacation before they resume at their different state commands,’’ the commandant said.

Onyeabor said about 1,300 general duty policemen would also complete training at the college between September and December.

“When they finish training, the recruits would be given attestation, service register and appointment letters by the Police Service Commission,’’ he said.
The commandant said the recruits would be the “new face of the force’’ as they had been trained to fit into modern day policing.

According to him, the new police personnel were trained to have respect human rights, shun corruption, indiscipline and all forms of professional misconduct.

Solomon Obende
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