Nigeria Police News: Police Will Recruit Only This Amount Out Of Over 400,000 Applicants In Nigeria
Nigeria Police News: In the current recruiting drive, no fewer than 30,000 young people would be chosen to join the Nigeria Police Force. On Sunday, Solomon Arase, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, acknowledged this in a statement.
Nigeria Police News, aftersix weeks of accepting applications, almost 400,000 Nigerians have applied for the position of police constable, according to Arase, a former Inspector General of Police.
As per the announcement on the commission’s website, the federation-wide recruiting process will begin on Monday, January 8, and successful applicants will undergo both physical and credential screening.
During a pre-deployment briefing over the weekend, Arase reportedly warned commission staff that “this is not merely a recruitment exercise; rather, it is a saga – an epic tale where your actions will reverberate through time, each decision, each interaction becomes a paragraph in this narrative, shaping the perception of our Commission and the legacy we leave behind,” according to the statement.
Arase gave the personnel an assignment to carry on the tradition of professionalism and ethics, and they accepted this duty knowing that their deeds would have an impact well beyond the current situation.
“I warn you to expect never-before-seen difficulties throughout this drill. The strain would be tremendous with over 400,000 applicants going through your stations and everyone making a case to join the Nigeria Police Force.
“Keep in mind that you are the custodians of a procedure that is not only of intrinsic importance but also prepares the way for the upcoming 30,000-man hiring that has been authorized by the current government.”
Arase said that the Commission is creating a Situation Room at the PSC Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, to improve the effectiveness and transparency of the hiring process.
He pointed out that because this was the Commission’s first recruitment drive since the historic July 20, 2023, Supreme Court ruling upholding the Commission’s exclusive recruitment authority for the Nigeria Police Force, it took on great significance.
He informed the staff of the Commission that their move would be closely observed by the nation’s vigilant observers.
He charged the employees, saying, “Therefore, I implore each of you to exhibit your best behavior, upholding the highest standards of discipline, integrity, and honesty.”
He issued a warning, saying that staff members would face “austere disciplinary measures including possible termination of employment” if they were discovered to be soliciting or accepting money from applicants or their families.
Throughout the entire exercise, the staff members should adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct, according to the PSC Chairman.
Ikechukwu Ani, a PSC spokesperson, was previously quoted by The PUNCH as saying that, as of the recruitment portal’s closure in December, 416,270 young people had met the prerequisites for the next round of the competition. He further stated that the successful applicants are comprised of 315,065 General Duty candidates and 101,205 Specialist Cadre candidates.
Meanwhile, Kaduna State leads the list of successful candidates after the recruitment portal closed with 31,117, followed by Adamawa with 29,848; Benue with 25,346; Borno with 24,854; Katsina with 24,239; and Bauchi with 22,958. Kano, 21,006; Niger, 17,959; Gombe, 17,493; Yobe, 17,207; Nasarawa, 16,284; Jigawa, 16,007; Taraba, 15,622; Plateau, 15,389; and Kebbi, 12,917 are other states with exceptionally successful candidates.
The state with the fewest successful applications nationwide is Anambra State (1,141), followed by Ebonyi (1,537), Lagos (1,775), and Abia (2,110). The Board requires that applicants behave in a way that young Nigerians who aspire to join the Nigeria Police Force—an organization that is governed by stringent rules and regulations and that regards discipline as a fundamental component of its operations—must do. Ani had stated as much.