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Police, PSC clash over recruitment of 10,000 constables

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Police, PSC clash over recruitment of 10,000 constables

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Police Service Commission (PSC) are on a collision course over the outcome of the 2022 recruitment exercise of constables.

While the force rejected the entire process for alleged irregularities and sharp practices, the PSC, on the other hand, insisted that police authorities were crying wolf where none existed, adding that the exercise was rigorous, as candidates were made to go undertake aptitude test, medical examination and Computer Based Test (CBT).

It added that a solid board, made up of senior police officers, officials of the PSC, the Police Affairs Ministry and members of the National Assembly was in a place to ensure only credible hands were engaged.

The commission is further accusing the police of raising unwarranted alarm, “because some of their candidates who fell short of requisite qualifications could not make the final list”.

But the Human Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described as unnecessary the brouhaha generated by the recruitment of 10,000 constables for the NPF.

It advised the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, to comply with the constitutional provisions conferring on the PSC the powers to recruit police officers.

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