Police set to resume recruitment of 10,000 constables
The Nigeria Police Force and the Police Service Commission have concluded arrangements to resume recruitment of 10,000 constables for 2020 which was earlier suspended.
Police spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement entitled ‘NPF, PSC set to conclude 2020 recruitment exercise.’
He advised candidates to check their status on the recruitment portal, www.policerecruitment.gov.ng adding that the portal will be opened from Monday, October 18, through to Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
“Candidates who are qualified for the next stage of the recruitment are to print out their examination slips, which must be presented on the examination date, Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th October, 2021, at designated centres across the country.
“Candidates are equally advised to check their email and phone numbers for notifications,” Mba stated.
The Force, while reiterating that the recruitment was absolutely free of charge, enjoined candidates to call 08100004507 for further enquiries about the exercise.
The 2020 recruitment became mired in controversy following the inability of the then police management team led by the erstwhile Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, to work with the commission.
Claiming exclusive rights to the recruitment of constables, the PSC had asked the Federal High Court to nullify the process already commenced by the Nigeria Police Force but Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, dismissed the suit for lacking in merit.
The ruling was, however, set aside by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, which, in a unanimous decision held that the IG lacked the power to recruit constables for the Police Force, and consequently nullified the said recruitment.
Dissatisfied, the police filed a notice of appeal at the Supreme Court, which was subsequently abandoned following Adamu’s sacking