Over two thousand candidates have participated in a just concluded recruitment exercise conducted by the Abia State Homeland Security network.
The Commissioner for Homeland Security Network, Prince Dan Okoli, who supervised the exercise at Ibeku High School Umuahia, said the state government was prioritizing security to encourage rapid development and economic growth. Prince Okoli explained that no meaningful development would thrive without adequate security, stressing that the present administration created the the commission to complement national security agencies operations in the state.
According to him, the recruitment would help to reduce unemployment rate in the state and assured the applicants that necessary measures would be applied to ensure that the recruitment was carried out only on merit. Earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Deacon Sam Odoemenam, said the essence of the exercise was to access their mental and intellectual abilities. The Commissioner said that successful candidates would be shortlisted and be sent on a two week training on community policing, intelligent gathering and other security operations.