The Federal Government is to recruit 30,960 graduates as community security officers to drive implement the policy of Community Safety and Human Security Programme (CSHSP) in Nigeria.
Each of the 774 local governments in the country will have 40 of the officers.
Katsina State with 34 Local Government Areas will get 1,360 share of the community officers.
Inaugurating a 17-man committee on CSHSP in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Government Affairs, George Akume, said this was to strategize on ways to reduce crimes and violence in the country.
“This is to expand the narratives and intelligence towards community safety, first at the local level which in most instances act as a springboard for all major violence and conflicts that escalate to national acrimony.”
Akume, who chairs the committee, said the programme was also designed to generate over 30, 000 jobs for the youths and create skilled manpower for over 50,000 women across Nigeria.