From the stable of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Security Summit last year in Abuja, has instructed the Nigeria Police Force to commence the recruitment process for over 10,000 qualified Nigerians, even as it warned that there would be no shortcut into the Force.
This message was issued by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission on Wednesday in Abuja The position of the Police Service Commission (PSC) on the recruitment.
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According to Ani the chairman of the Commission, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, who unveiled the portal at a ceremony attended by the management team of the PSC, however, disclosed that it will be opened to the public on the 1st of April, 2016 which indicates the commencement of the recruitment exercise.
“The process leading to the recruitment of 10,000 Policemen as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Security Summit in Abuja last year, has commenced,” the statement said.
From the statement, we could note that the exercise was remarkable because prior to now, there had not been such recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for the past five years.
It said that thousands of policemen who died in the course of service, dismissed or retired, had not been replaced since the last five years.
The statement according to Mr Ani, aims at strengthening and re-energising the Police Force to tackle more security challenges facing the country.
Mr Ani went further to stress that though it would have commenced last year but the funding was not captured in the 2015 budget.
To this end, all interested Nigerians who wants to apply, should access the portal through the commission’s website: www.psc.gov.ng or that of the Nigeria Police Force: www.npf.gov.ng.
Remember that no fee would be charged for the processing of the forms. And all forms will be filled on-line.
“We are not charging money. It is free, absolutely free,” it said.
The three entry points of Constable, Cadet Inspector and Cadet ASP, while there would also be recruitment into the Specialist cadre will be applied for according to Mr Ani
All applicants applying for the Police Constables are expected to possess five credits including Mathematics and English Language at Senior School Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings.
It said that for Cadet Inspectors, in addition to having the requirements of Police Constables, candidates are expected to posses an Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Advanced Level (A level), National Certificate in Education (NCE) or their equivalents.
Then for those applying for the Cadet ASP must have a University degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND)
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