The Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin has said Nigerians reach out to him daily to indicate interest in joining the Police Force.
The Public Relations Officer stated this via his verified Twitter handle, adding that it is a big surprise considering how people often criticise the law enforcement agency and its officers.
Hundeyin said many people have called his phone, sent him messages, asking when the Nigeria Police form would be out so they can enlist and become police officers.
He wrote, “Shey una dey whine me ni? “Everyday, I receive calls and messages asking, ‘When will the Nigeria Police form be out? I’m interested in joining the police.’
And here I was thinking everyone hated @PoliceNG Shout out to all our supporters.”
Similarly, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has appealed to parents to allow their children and wards enroll into the police training academy and became law enforcement officers.
The Police Chief boasted that the Nigeria Police Force is one of the institutions that is most relied upon for advancing the cause of national service.
Baba spoke through the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 17 Akure, Yunus Akeera, during the Passing Out Parade of 374 newly recruited constables at the Police Training College, Oyin-Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government of Ondo State.
The IGP explained that young men and women choosing to take an interest in the country’s police force, would no doubt sustain the common vision for an efficient policing system.
Addressing the new constables, he stressed that the force had zero tolerance for indiscipline, He also advised them not to engage in acts capable of soiling their names and the profession.
He added that the new constables would be deployed to complement officers on election duty in 2023.
The police boss further appreciated President Mohammadu Buhari’s consistent commitment to repositioning the Nigeria Police Force as a modern brand.
Also speaking, the Commandant of the Police Training College, Oyin-Akoko and the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Adebayo Rafiu congratulated the recruits. The senior officers charged them to be selfless and patriotic while discharging their duties.
He said: “I also urge you to constantly refresh your newly acquired knowledge and skills by putting all what you have learnt into practice on the field in order to uphold the highest level of discipline and professionalism in the discharge of your statutory duties.”