The Cross River State Government has announced the massive recruitment of personnel into its newly established Homeland Security.
This is contained in a statement issued on Monday by Mr. Christian Ita, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade where he added that the recruitment exercise was being done in collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force.
The recruitment is coming at a time when preparations for the 2016 Carnival Calabar are in top gear and to be eligible for enlistment into the outfit, an applicant must be at least 6ft tall and a holder of a university degree or a Higher National Diploma, HND, the statement added.
It is expected that at least 3,000 young persons will be enlisted into the outfit which will ensure a more effective policing of the state by Nigerian Police Force.
Speaking on the outfit Ayade said:
The Cross River State Homeland Security is a complete departure from what is the tradition. It will, however, include but not limited to issues like providing intelligence, profiling of visitors coming in and out, doing neighborhood check, neighborhood watch. It will also assist in furnishing Police and other security agencies with information on who comes in and out of the state by providing intelligence data to the Police. It will be no-arm bearing.