Constable recruitment: Plateau lawmaker protests alleged shortchange of constituents

Plateau state House of Assembly member, Hon. Adamu Aliyu, has protested against non acceptance of Hausa and Fulani of Jos North local government area in the ongoing police recruitment exercise.

Hon. Aliyu made the protest at the office of the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Plateau state police command, having observed what he termed, “open discrimination and denial of fundamental rights of his people.”

He said, “I came here to observe how the screening exercise is being done and I have found that my people are being rejected; the attestation letters issued by the executive chairman of Jos North Local Government Council and others by the former transition committee secretary are being rejected,” he said.

Hon Aliyu said all lawful steps would be taken by him to ensure that those eligible youths wanting to join the police to help the nation’s security are given the lawful chance to do so.

“I am appealing to the Police Service Commission to do all that is lawfully necessary at ensuring that my people are not shortchanged,” he urged.

Our correspondent reports that some of the applicants, whose attestation letters were “rejected,” presented same to the lawmaker at the premises of the police headquarters.

The police spokesman, DSP Alfred Alabo, declined comment to our correspondent.