Why Police do not need to recruit more personnel – Former CDS, Petinrin

The Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, on Thursday said the lasting solution to Nigeria’s internal security challenges was not more recruitments into the police but adequate training.


He said there is no logical justification for recruiting more police officers, adding that the number of Nigeria policemen is far more than the entire Armed Forces.


He added that the menace of insecurity in Nigeria would be a thing of the past if more modern equipment were provided for the force, alongside trained personnel.


The retired military chief made this assertion while speaking with newsmen at the opening of a new branch of Access Bank Plc at Ipetu-Ijesha, in Oriade Local Government of Osun State on Thursday.


He further averred that there is an expiring day for the menace of insurgency, saying that the Buhari-led administration is bringing another dimension to the nation’s security architecture.


“I am not among those who are supporting more recruitments into the police force as a panacea to our present security challenges. I will rather clamour for effective and constant training coupled with necessary operational equipment.


” I believe our present security challenges would be better tackled if this government sustain the present tempo of the security architecture”, Petinrin stated.


94 responses to “Why Police do not need to recruit more personnel – Former CDS, Petinrin”

  1. Avatar Chaaik says:

    As the man said it not by recruitment but by trianing them, you will see some that did not pass out of school yet the police will hire them. It just a shame.

  2. Emperor Emperor says:

    Really shey loooti

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  7. popoola akintunde popoola akintunde says:


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  9. Avatar Ladi Daniel Madu Gadzama says:

    Let government do the needful for the police officers in Nigeria

  10. Chiedu chidex Chiedu chidex says:

    Thanks for the information

  11. Chidera Samuel Chidera Samuel says:

    Thanks for the information

  12. Avatar Princess Chiamaka says:

    As in ee

  13. Avatar Williamsjah says:

    They are many

  14. Avatar Stella Tamuno says:

    Okay ohhhhh

  15. Avatar Rosemary Osaivwe Akhadia says:

    That’s d fact

  16. k9ado k9ado says:

    Okay ohhhhh

  17. Bakare Naimat Bakare Naimat says:


  18. steplord01 steplord01 says:

    ok ooo,nice excuse

  19. Avatar Abdulazeez Ayobamidele says:


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  21. Akporue Victory Akporue Victory says:

    The ones we have in service now should be trained again

  22. Uduak Jimmy Uduak Jimmy says:

    Interesting update

  23. Avatar Victoria Kelobo says:

    Thank you for the information

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  27. Avatar fredric says:

    Adequate enough

  28. Avatar Investorsfi says:

    Absolutely correct, I’m with you on this sir, recruiting more police officers isn’t the solution to Nigeria insecurity, we’ve got more than enough police officers in this country, let there be a thorough training and orientation for them, I believe by doing that, we will achieve a lot more better force and security conscience officers

  29. Avatar Ogungbemi Wasiu says:

    Good talk but recruitment will also reduce unemployment n indirectly reduces vulnerability

  30. Avatar AYUBA says:

    Well proved

  31. Abdullahi Aliyu Abdullahi Aliyu says:

    Okay ooo

  32. Avatar Dotmond says:

    He may be right