Police Recruitment: Police Bows to PSC, Withdraws List

By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has withdrawn from its website, a list containing some names of candidates who applied for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for position of Constables.

This is after the Police Service Commission (PSC) dissociated itself from the list which it reported, was compiled solely by the Nigeria Police Force without the involvement of the Commission— the body that has the constitutional mandate for appointment.

In a statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, obtained by The Sight News on Wednesday, Ani noted that the candidates according to the information made available on the Police website, were invited for medical screening scheduled for 9th to 14th of September 2019.

“The attention of the Police Service Commission has been drawn to a list circulating in the social media and originating from the Nigeria Police Force website,” he said. “It has been observed that as at the afternoon of today, Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, the list has been withdrawn from their Website”.

He further urged all candidates who took part in the aptitude test held on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 to watch out for the authentic list that will emerge after the meeting of the bodies.

According to him, “The leadership of the Commission since coming into office, has been doing everything possible to restore sanity, not only in the recruitment exercise but also in all other facets of the mandate of the Commission.

“The Commission wishes to state that it will never compromise or abdicate its constitutional mandate and will continue to insist that the recruitment exercise is merit driven, transparent and in conformity with the Public Service Rules and Federal Character principle”. 

Ani stressed that the Commission will resist any attempt to sabotage its efforts, and advised applicants not to panic or despair as all their interests will be adequately protected.

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