The Nigeria Police Force recruitment is on with vacancies for 10,000 personnel. However, the Police Service Commission, PSC, says that there would be no short-cut into the Police Force. This recruitment, which was approved in 2015 by Muhammadu Buhari at the National Security Summit in Abuja, is free as no charges are placed on the registration portal.
In a statement on Wednesday, the head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, told journalists at Mike Okiro, Chairman of the commission, gave a warning while unveiling a portal for the exercise, he said applicants should not boycott the legal process and abstain from offering money to anyone. The statement said that the portal would be opened to the public on April 1, and registration would commence at once.
The statement noted that the exercise was remarkable because there had not been recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for more than five years, adding 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 stressed that the recruitment would strengthen and re-energize the force to tackle more security challenges facing the country. It explained that the exercise could not begin last year because the funding was not captured in the 2015 budget. Interested applicants can access the portal through the commission’s website: www.psc.gov.ng or that of the Nigeria Police Force: www.npf.gov.ng, once it is open and the forms will be filled on-line.
According to the statement, the exercise would be in three entry points of Constable, Cadet Inspector and Cadet ASP, while there would also be recruitment into the Specialist cadre. Applicants for Police Constables are expected to possess five credits including Mathematics and English Language at Senior School Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings.
For Cadet Inspectors, they should have, in addition to the requirements of Police Constables, an Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Advanced Level (A level), National Certificate in Education (NCE) or their equivalents. Candidates for Cadet ASP must possess a University degree or a Higher National Diploma to qualify into the Police Force.