Police recruitment begins nationwide

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By ODIMMEGWA JOHNPETER, Abuja

THE recruitment of 10, 000 Policemen by the Police Service Commission begins nationwide on Friday, April, 1, 2016. President Muhammadu Buhari had last year at the National Security Summit in Abuja directed the recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the Force to address the obvious shortfall in the manpower needs of the Police.

Speaking on the recruitment exercise yesterday, the Chairman of the Commission, Sir (Dr.) Mike Mbama Okiro warned the Staff of the Commission who will be involved in the screening of candidates to avoid any act that will compromise the integrity of the exercise. Sir Okiro said any Staff involved in any misconduct during the exercise will be sanctioned in line with the Public Service Rules and may be prosecuted for sabotage.

He said the Staff must live above board as the Commission is ready to make a huge success of this presidential assignment in line with its resolution to discharge its duties within the ambit of the law, transparently, and according to laid down rules.

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Sir Okiro also warned the candidates to desist from indulging or inducing the Staff of the Commission as anyone caught will be arrested and prosecuted. He reiterated that there will be no short cut in the exercise as everything has been put in place to ensure that the integrity of the process will be preserved at all the stages of the exercise.

He explained that the Nigeria Police Force deserves the best brains in the Nigerian society, stressing that the Commission will ensure that only the best will be engaged as Policemen who will sustain the cherished tradition of the Force and also help to maintain peace as well as securing lives and property of Nigerians and non-Nigerians.

The website portal for the recruitment exercise opens today.

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