Police Service Commission has agreed to go ahead with the recruitment of police constables despite the stand of the Nigeria Police Force.
Reports had it that there has been a disagreement between the PSC and the NPF authorities, particularly the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, over the recruitment of police constables.
On August 15, 2022, the PSC opened a portal on its official website for the recruitment of police constables.
In reaction, the NPF said the advert was not in tandem with the police recruitment process and should be disregarded.
Amidst the disagreement, PSC workers declared an indefinite strike, demanding the resignation of the commission’s chairman, Mr Musiliu Smith.
On Wednesday, the commission’s spokesperson, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement, said the PSC would go ahead with the recruitment, adding that the commission has no intention to abdicate its constitutional mandate to recruit Nigerians into the police force.
The Commission is the only legal body charged with the responsibilities of recruitment into all the three entry points in the Nigeria Police Force – Constable, Cadet Inspector, and Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police.
The commission wishes to state that its recruitment portal, which opened on Monday, August 15, 2022, is still running with over 60,000 applications already received. The portal will close on September 26, 2022. Interested Nigerians should continue to avail themselves of this opportunity to pursue a career in the Nigeria Police Force, as the Commission has no intention to abdicate its constitutional mandate to recruit Nigerians into the Police Force.
Ani also noted that the management and chairman of the commission are working to protect the PSC’s constitutional mandate.