Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Muyiwa Adejobi assurred well-meaning Nigerians that the commencement of the 2022 recruitment exercise will be announced via the official police e-recruitment website.
The Nigerian Police has warned applicants to ignore reports that it is recruiting for Constables nationwide.
According to Police, it has not started recruitment for Constables.
This comes after the Police Service Commission had opened its portal for the recruitment of police constable for the year 2022 and placed an advert on the recruitment in a national dailies.
But in response to the development, the Nigeria Police Force urged Nigerians to disregard the advertisement.
This has now ignited another fight between the police and the PSC.
Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Muyiwa Adejobi assured well-meaning Nigerians that the commencement of the 2022 recruitment exercise will be announced via the official police e-recruitment website.
The statement read;
“The Police similarly states unequivocally that the advert has no connection with the Nigeria Police Force nor is it in tandem with the Police recruitment process, and should be disregarded in its entirety. The website to which the publication refers intending candidates – http://www.recruitment.psc.gov.ng – is not associated with the Nigeria Police Force.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby calls on all stakeholders and intending applicants to discountenance the information in both the newspaper and on the portal as the website is not the official portal for Police Constables recruitment.
“The Nigeria Police Force thereby assures well-meaning Nigerians that the commencement of the 2022 recruitment exercise will be announced via the official police e-recruitment website – https://policerecruitment.gov.ng, the Nigeria Police Force official website – https://www.npf.gov.ng, and advertisements on national dailies and official police social media accounts as and when due.”
This is not the first time an inspector-general of police will clash with the leadership of the PSC over recruitment of constables.
In 2019, Mohammed Adamu, former IGP, recruited 10,000 constables into the force.
Displeased by the decision of Adamu, the PSC filed a suit against the action of the IGP.
At the federal high court, powers of the IGP to carry out the said recruitment were upheld but the appeal court later ruled that the PSC has the constitutional responsibility of recruiting police constables.
The court of appeal also declared the Police Act 2020, as it affects the constitutional mandate of PSC in terms of recruitment, as illegal.