Commission to Employ 300,000 Nigerians to Fight Arms Proliferation

The National Commission for the Coordination and Control of Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons has said it plans to employ and train about 300,000 personnel across the federation to tackle illegal arms proliferation.

The commission said about 7,000 personnel would be engaged in each state of the federation, including the FCT.

In a statement on Sunday, the Acting Director-General of NATCOM, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro, said the idea was to tackle arms proliferation, thereby making the country safe.

The statement read: “We are going to employ about 300,000 personnel across the country to make our nation a safer place.

“We won’t just employ, they will all undergo effective training. This, in itself, will also reduce the unemployment rate in the country. We shall join forces with other security agencies in driving our course.”

He noted that those interested should be on the look-out for the commission’s recruitment advertisement.

“Regarding the employment of 7000 personnel per state, those interested should be on the look-out for the guidelines on national dailies. But one thing is certain, we are looking for energetic and trainable youths. “