Haliru Jika, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, has disclosed the force will be recruiting an additional 35,000 officers.
Jika disclosed this while answering questions from newsmen in Bauchi State on Friday. He said that the development was to strengthen the Nigerian security system.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari had given the directive.
“We’ve just concluded the recruitment of 10,000 police men and women of the Nigeria police Force in the country and we will soon kick start 35,000.
“And now these 35,000 that we are going to start soon, is going to be strictly rank and file because this country is grossly under-policed.
The chairman stated that the Nigerian Police was not sufficiently funded.
“So we are trying to work legislatively to improve the welfare and morale of the Nigeria Police”, he said.