Police begin recruitment of 10,000 personnel

By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has begun the process of recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force.

A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani Friday said the exercise was free of charge and warned interested candidates against paying any money to apply for or return the completed forms to anybody who might in the process demand for processing fees.

He added that applications from interested candidates would be received online through the commission’s portal, www.nigeriapolicecareers.net.

Stating that the application would close on Jan.11 2019, Ani added that interested Nigerian citizens should be between 18 and 25 years.

“Candidates must have an 0’ level certificate or its equivalent with at least five credit level passes including Mathematics and English Language obtained in not more than two sittings. Candidates must also be of good character and must not have been convicted of any criminal offence,” he stated.

Ani said that the commission would deal ruthlessly with anybody no matter how highly placed who tried to circumvent this process or engaged in fraudulent activities.

“Specifically staff of the commission or police officers caught demanding or collecting money to assist candidates in this exercise will not go unpunished,” he warned.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave approval for the recruitment of police constables into the Nigeria Police Force to address manpower shortage in the force.