In compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that the Nigeria Police Force recruit more men to boost the internal security of the country, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has unveiled a portal for the recruitment of the 10,000 Police officers.
The commission warned that there would be no short-cut into the Police Force in the recruitment of the personnel.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Head of Press and Public Relations Unit o, Ikechukwu Ani, noted that the process, which will be online, will be free for all intending officers.
The statement quoted the Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro, who unveiled the portal, as saying that the portal will be opened to the public on the 1st of April.
According to Okiro, there has been no recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for more than five years due to financial constraint.
Also, thousands of policemen who died in the course of service, dismissed or retired had not been replaced since the last five years leaving the Force under manned and over stretched.
“The recruitment would strengthen and re-energize the Force to face more squarely, the myriad of security challenges posed by insurgency, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other criminalities that impede the socio-economic and political development of the country,” Okiro said.
Interested Nigerians have been asked to access the portal through the Commission’s website or that of the Nigeria Police Force, here.
Okiro said no fee will be paid for the recruitment. “We are not charging money, it is free, absolutely free and the portal has been structured in a way that there will be no short cut, so everybody must go through due process.
“The Commission will be recruiting candidates into the three entry points of the Nigeria Police Force which are Constable, Cadet Inspector and Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). There will also be recruitment into the Specialist cadre.
“For Police Constables, applicants are expected to possess five credit level passes including Mathematics and English Language at Senior School Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings and for Cadet Inspectors, in addition to having the requirements of Police Constables, candidates would be expected to have either an Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Advanced Level (A level), National Certificate of Education (NCE) or their equivalents.
“Candidates for Cadet ASPs must possess a University degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND).”