A total of 1,088 constables on Wednesday passed out from training at the Police College Maiduguri.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of Borno Police Command, ASP Sani Kamilu on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, said the 1,088 were among the 9,989 that passed out across the country.
“The Police College Maiduguri of The Nigeria Police Force has passed out a total number of one thousand and eighty eight (1088) police constables among the Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Nine (9,989) across the nation who are part of the 2020 batch of 10,000 Police Recruits on July 6th, 2022. From Four (4) Police Colleges and Twelve (12) Training Colleges nationwide.
” The Police Constables who have undergone Six (6) months intensive and rigorous training in basic, intermediate and advanced police studies, have engaged in physically exerting and intellectually challenging training activities that were carefully designed to transit the recruits from civilianship to professional police officers with the right orientation to meet the challenges of policing the modern world.
“The IGP who was represented by deputy inspector general of police department of logistics and supply as a reviewing officer, DIG IBRAHIM ZANNAH mni, said the recruitment and training represents another huge step in the drive by the Federal Government to change the narratives of Policing by addressing the age-long manpower gap that has been inhibiting optimal police service delivery in this country.
“The IGP appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman Nigeria Police Council for the approval of recruiting 10,000 Police Constables into the Force yearly, and his determination to restore the lost police primacy by bequeathing to our beloved country a reformed and well-positioned Police Force with renewed capacity and commitment to attain its internal security mandate.
“The IGP similarly lauded the Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, as well as the Chairman and Commissioners of the Police Service Commission for the strong support and synergy which has aided in ensuring that the recruitment exercise is undertaken in the most transparent and efficient manner.
“According to the IGP, Eleven (11) of the 10,000 Police Recruits who commenced the training could not meet up with components of the standards set for exercise in the course of the training hence they could not pass out as Police Constables. He noted that shortly after this passing out parade, another set of ten thousand (10,000) recruits will be resuming training under the 2021 batch of the exercise,” the statement added.
It noted that in his final remark, the IGP through his representative sounded a note of warning to the constables, who would be posted to their respective Local Government Areas, that the bedrock of policing is discipline, adding that their success as Police Officers depended on their character, discipline, and professionalism.
He also cautioned them against any act that would damage their name and that of force.