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Okorocha seeks increment in Imo quota for police recruitment


Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has appealed to the Police Service Commission (PSC) to increase the quota allotted to the state.

Okorocha, who made the appeal recently at the Government House, Owerri, during a courtesy visit of the members of the commission, led by the Chairman, Mike Okiro, decried low quota given to the state presently, which deprive young Imo youths in enlisting in the Police Force.

Publisher of Source Magazine, Dame Comfort Obi, is the Commissioner representing the Southeast geopolitical zone on the commission.

The governor said the commission is the mirror in which public sees the Nigerian Police, suggesting that promotions be done properly, while events to honour deserving officers who distinguished themselves, in conduct and character, including Police Merit Award, be created.

He said: “If the Nigerian Police Service Commission is not doing its job, we cannot have the Nigerian Police. So it is more tasking job.”

Okorocha said those who secure lives of the citizenry even when the people are asleep, must be appreciated well.

Okiro, a former Inspector General of Police, said they were in Imo in continuation of the 10,000 police recruitment exercise, which started in April, promising the determination of the commission to conclude it to the satisfaction of Nigerians.

He said the commission would establish the commission’s offices in all the geo-political zones in the country to enable people easily have access to them without travelling to Abuja to report police conducts and others.

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