The National Commission for the Coordination and Control of Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NATCOM), has unveiled an ambitious strategy to address the pressing issue of illegal arms proliferation. The commission plans to recruit and train an impressive contingent of approximately 300,000 personnel across the entire federation.
Under this comprehensive initiative, about 7,000 highly trained personnels will be deployed in each state of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This step highlights the commission’s strong commitment to curbing the widespread distribution of illicit arms within the nation and fostering a safer environment for every citizen.
In a statement released on Sunday, Otumba Adejare Adegbenro, the Acting Director-General of NATCOM, emphasized that the primary objective of this initiative is to combat arms proliferation.
The statement reads;
“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.
“We are aligning fully with the eight-point agenda of His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in which security is the focal point. Of course, with no security, the development will be hard to come by.”
He pointed out that those who are interested should keep an eye out 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. “