The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Barry Ndiomu has solicited the support of the Police High Command in the recruitment of ex-agitators to its rank-and-file and officers’ Corps.
The Interim Administrator made the request when he paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman at the Police Headquarters in Abuja.
General Ndiomu said the PAP has over the years trained a lot of youths from the Niger-Delta region who would fit into the manpower needs of the Police.
He expressed his appreciation to the Police High Command for providing security services at its offices and facilities in Abuja and across the Niger-Delta region.
Responding , IGP Alkali Baba said he was no less disappointed by low turnout of potential recruits from the region at recruitment exercises conducted in the past years.
“The quota of South-South region was rarely filled despite efforts to encourage the enlistment of young men from the region,” he said.
The IGP, while assuring that the Police is ready to partner the PAP in the recruitment of officers, especially at the grassroots, said the Police has put in place structures for better emoluments and career advancement.
He stressed that the Police would assist the PAP in the area of criminal investigation when such cases are brought to its attention.
“Infractions in the agency must not be swept under the carpet; the element of punishment in law enforcement would be brought into force to avoid recurrence of criminal acts in the organisation,” IGP Alkali Baba added.