For real…Nigerian police recruiting from 1 April

For real…Nigerian police recruiting from 1 April

Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:17 am

Police cadets

Police cadets at graduation

After several recruitment scams by unscrupulous Nigerians, the Nigerian police will start recruitment process for 10,000 men and women from 1 April, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari last year.

Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro has unveiled an online  portal to give effect to the directive. The portal will only be available from 1 April.

Interested Nigerians have been asked to access the portal through the commission’s website or that of the Nigeria Police Force,

But as at Thursday morning, the portal has not featured on both the PSC and NPF websites.

Instead, loggers to the PSC website are greeted with the warning by Okiro that the commission has not begun any recruitment and that the public should stay away from ‘unscrupulous elements and news sources”

In a statement PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations Ikechukwu Ani said the recruitment process online is free for intending officers.

Okiro said there had been no recruitment into the Police for over five years due to financial constraint.

He said thousands of policemen, who died in service, dismissed or retired, had not been replaced since the last five years, leaving the Force under-manned and overstretched.

On whether a fee would be paid for the forms, Okiro said: “We are not charging money; it is free, absolutely free and the portal has been structured in a way that there will be no short cut. So, everybody must go through due process”.

The statement added: “The commission will be recruiting candidates into the three entry points of the Nigeria Police Force which are Constable, Cadet Inspector and Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). There will also be recruitment into the Specialist cadre.”

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