The Inspector General Of Police, Suleiman Abba, said on Tuesday that the Police had got approval to recruit more people into the force.
Mr Abba, who made this known when he received the United Emirate Ambassador to Nigeria, Mohmud Mohammed, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, said the recruitment would begin soon.
He also said that some equipment bought be the Federal Government to enhance the capacity of the Police force in fighting crimes would soon be handed over to the force.
The IGP also received Francis Bray, the Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S Embassy in Nigeria. Mr. Abba Commended the U.S and also said the relationship between the force had been of immense benefit, especially to the Nigeria Police in terms of training of Personnel on Counter-terrorism, investigation and leadership.
“A good example of that of course is the training conducted by the U.S. West Regional Centre in Accra, Ghana.
“I am also aware that just in the next few weeks, a number of police officers from Nigeria will be benefiting from those courses,” Mr. Abba said.
He said the equipment donated to the force by the U.S. had helped it record initial breakthrough in the investigation of the bomb blast which rocked the EMAB plaza in Abuja on June 25.
The police chief called for the sustenance of the relationship between the police and the U.S.
Earlier, Mr. Bray described the relationship between the force and his country as “historic’’ and urged that it should be sustained.
“We have always been able to depend on you, and hopefully, you should be able to depend on us, we look forward to continuing the good relationship.
“This should include anti-terrorism assistance training and investigation. We are always here if you need us,” Mr. Bray said.