Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has frowned at what it describes as the disproportional and lopsided recruitment and deployments by the Nigeria Police Force in which the North-East and South-East regions of the country are under-represented, advising the Inspector General of Police, Mister Usman Alkali Baba to be guided.
The commission also called for adequate representation of women in both management and tactical levels of deployment.
In a statement on Saturday, PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said that new policy guidelines on deployment of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), police commissioners (cps) and tactical commanders to zonal and state commands as well as on gender sensitivity have been approved.
It observed that the current statistics of the deployment of commissioners of police to state commands show a lopsidedness in which the northeast and southeast geo-political zones of the country are marginalized.
The new policy guidelines, therefore, provide that all geo-political zones must have 15 per cent representation in the deployment of the AIGs, CPs and posting of commanding officers, including ensuring equity in terms of religion and ethnicity.
It also provides that at least three state commands out of the 37 commands must have female police officers as their commissioners of police and out of the seventeen zonal headquarters, at least one zone must have a female Assistant Inspector General of police to head the zone.