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Cross River Begins Recruitment Into Homeland Security Service In Collaboration With Police

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 28, (THEWILL) – The Cross River state Government has commenced massive recruitment of personnel into its Homeland security in collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force.

This was revealed in a statement released in Calabar by Christian Ita, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief press Secretary to the state Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, revealing that at least 3000 young persons are expected to be enlisted into the outfit.

To be eligible for enlistment into the outfit, an applicant must be at least 6ft tall and a holder of a University degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND).

THEWILL recalls that the Cross River State Homeland Security was recently established after Governor Ayade signed into law, a bill passed by the State House of Assembly for its establishment.

The key function of the non-arm bearing organization is information gathering, which is expected to ensure a more effective policing of the state by Nigerian Police Force.

Speaking on the outfit recently, Ayade explained that the organisation is a complete departure from what is the tradition.

“It will, however, include but not limited to issues like providing intelligence, profiling of visitors coming in and out, doing neighbourhood check, neighbourhood watch,” he said.

“It will also assist in furnishing Police and other security agencies with information on who comes in and out of the state by providing intelligence data to Police. It will be no-arm bearing.”

The recruitment into the security outfit is coming at a time preparations for the 2016 Carnival Calabar are in top gear as the State has purchased hundreds of kia sedan cars fitted with state-of-the art communication gadgets in preparation for its official inauguration.

Story by Oputah David