Following the discovery of a possible corrupted police recruitment list, Heads of States have come out to fight against this alleged scandal.
The ongoing recruitment is aimed at hiring 10,000 constables, but it has been brought the the attention of the Heads of States that some states have more candidates.
Nasarawa State , which is the home state of the inspector-General of police, Mohammed Adamu, had the highest number of candidates, adding up to 528 candidates, while Katsina, which is home to the President, Buhari, recruited about 435 candidates.
This high number of candidates is happening against the normal protocol of recruitment scandal which has rocked the National Assembly in which job slots were given to lawmakers by the federal agencies and ministries.
According to Punch , Both Borno and Bauchi heads of States had laid their complaints before the police service Commission about the identified corrupt recruitment of candidates in the list released by the police on their website.
According to Punch, the states where told to write down their complaints, indicating how they felt about the recruitment list which gave Nasarawa the highest number of candidates, which has just 13 local government areas .
Based on the approved numbers that where supposed to be allocated to each state, Nasarawa was supposed to have just 156 slots, but instead, they had 528 slots in the list.
Meanwhile, Borno State which has 27 local Government areas was allocated 274 candidates instead of 324, and Bauchi with 20 local government areas ended up with 232 slots instead of 240 slots.
When an analysis was carried out, it was discovered that 372 candidates out of the 528 recruited candidates from Nasarawa State did not actually apply for the job, but were allegedly included in the list.
It was also discovered that each local government area was supposed to get 12 slots, but investigations indicated that the police authorities did not give the states their due slots as the figures were allocated indiscriminately without regard for the number of local government areas in each state.
The document showed that Bauchi was short-changed by eight slots as it got 232 candidates instead of 240 while 43 illegal names were allegedly smuggled into the final list.
Here are the Analysis of the padded list for each state:
Cross river: 40 illegal names
Abuja: 48 illegal slots
Benue: 87 illegal slots
Kogi: 52 illegal slots
Niger: 96 illegal slots
Plateau: 4 illegal slots
Gombe: 39 illegal slots
Taraba: 19 illegal slots
Kaduna: 31 illegal slots
Kebbi: 20 illegal slots
While some States had extra names added to their slots, some states where given less slots than they were originally allocated.
Kwara: lost 23 slots, had a total of 169 instead of 192
Adamawa: got 249 slots instead of 252 slots
Yobe: 155 slots instead of 204 slots
Jigawa: 280 slots instead of 324
Kano: 403 slots instead of 528 slots
Sokoto: 192 instead of 276