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.
This was made known in a statement by the Acting Director-General of NATCOM, Adejare Adegbenro in Abuja on Sunday.
The commission said about 7,000 personnel would be engaged in each state of the federation including the FCT.
According to him, the idea was to tackle arm proliferation thereby making the country safe.
“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.
Adegbenro added that those interested should be on the lookout for the commission’s recruitment advertisement.
“Regarding the employment of 7000 personnel per state, those interested should be on the lookout for the guidelines on national dailies. But one thing is certain, we are looking for energetic and trainable youths. “
The Acting Director-General of NATCOM disclosed that the Commission would collaborate with other security agencies in the country to achieve its vision.
The statement further revealed that the initiative to employ about 300,000 personnel to address the prevalent problem of illegal weaponry also aimed at reducing the unemployment rate in the country.