PSC suspends Constables’ recruitment following protest by IGP

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The Police Service Commission has suspended the 2022 recruitment of Constables after a protest by the Force Headquarters.

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The PSC in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Press and Public Relations on Tuesday in Abuja, said the suspension of the recruitment exercise was to resolve all contending issues with the Nigeria Police Force.

The PSC said its action was in the interest of the nation and enjoined all interested applicants to be patient while the issues were being resolved.

The commission said it would continue to strive to give Nigerians a Police Force to be proud of.

The Force Headquarters on Monday said it had not commenced recruitment process for the 2022 batch of Constables, contrary to a publication by the PSC.

The PSC had on August 11 issued a publication in the media on the commencement of the 2022 recruitment of Constables into the Nigeria Force.

The Force Headquarters, however, said it had no connection with the advert, which it said was not in tandem with the Police recruitment process and called on the public to disregard it.

The Commission had opened its portal for the recruitment of police constables for the year 2022 and placed an advert on the recruitment in a national newspaper.

But in response to the development, the Nigeria Police Force dismissed the recruitment exercise, urging Nigerians to disregard the advertisement.

In a statement on Monday, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the advert had no connection with the Nigeria Police Force and was not in tandem with the police recruitment process.

The statement read in part, “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to inform well-meaning members of the public that it has not commenced the 2022 police constables recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force contrary to a publication on Page 21 of Daily Sun Newspaper of Thursday August 11, 2022 by the Police Service Commission (PSC).

“The police similarly state unequivocally that the advert has no connection with the Nigeria Police Force nor is it in tandem with the police recruitment process, and should be disregarded in all its entirety. The website to which the publication refers to candidates- http://www.recruitment.psc.gov.ng – is not associated with the Nigeria Police Force.

“The Nigeria Police Force hereby calls on all stakeholders and intending applicants to discountenance the information in both the newspaper and on the portal as the website is not the official portal for Police Constables recruitment.

“The Nigeria Police Force thereby assures well-meaning Nigerians that the commencement of the 2022 recruitment exercise will be announced via the official police e-recruitment website –https://policerecruitment.gov.ng, the Nigeria Police Force official website – https://www.npf.gov.ng, and advertisements on national dailies and official police social media accounts as and when due.”