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Recruitment: Lack of interest by Igbo youths to join police force disturbing — Ohanaeze

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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed concern following what it described as lack of interest by the Igbo youths to join the ongoing police recruitment.

Available information according to a statement made by the President General of the group, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, showed that Kaduna State is leading in the on-line application into the Police Force with 20,259 while Anambra State trails last with a mere 541 applications.

Others include Ebonyi State with 737; Abia State, 966; Imo State, 999; and Enugu, 1036

Chief Iwuanyanwu noted that the lack of interest by the Igbo youths towards the Nigeria Police Force calls for concern and that it is only by enlisting in the police force that offers one the unique possibility of becoming a senior police officer in the future.

He however, called on the stakeholders in the Southeast region to use their platforms to sensitize the Igbo youths on the need to join the police force.

Part of the statement reads, “I have observed with dismay the nonchalant attitude shown by the youths of the South East of Nigeria towards the ongoing recruitment exercise for General Duty Constables of the Nigeria Police Force.

“The available information shows that Kaduna State is leading in the on-line application into the Police Force with 20, 259 while Anambra State trails last with a mere 541 applications. Others include Ebonyi State with 737; Abia State, 966; Imo State, 999; and Enugu, 1036.

“The lack of interest by the Igbo youths towards the Nigeria Police Force is disturbing because, it is only by enlisting in the Police Force that offers the unique possibility of becoming a senior police officer in the future.

“I hereby call on the South East Governors led by His Excellency, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, CON; the Chairman, South East Council of Traditional Rulers led by HRH, Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzu, CFR; the States President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo; the Chairman, Association of South East Town Unions led by Chief Emeka Diwe; the Clergy and the various Igbo groups and social movements to use their various structures to sensitize the Igbo youths to embrace the opportunity provided by the ongoing recruitment exercise.”

 

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