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Nigerian Police suspends recruitment of 10,000 constables

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The Police Service Commission has suspended the ongoing process of recruitment of 10,000 Constables into the Nigeria Police Force.

The commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, made the statement on Friday, in Abuja.

According to the statement, the commission has enjoined applicants for recruitment into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force to exercise some patience as it finalises the remaining stage of the recruitment exercise.

“The Commission also wishes to advise all the candidates who participated in the recruitment exercise up to the aptitude test, to ignore any list or information on the exercise emanating from outside the Commission.

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“It is the constitutional responsibility of the Commission to recruit Nigerians into the Police Force whether as Constables, Cadet Inspectors or Cadet ASPs and the Commission is not ready to abdicate this very important mandate.

“The Commission will resist any attempt to ambush the on-going recruitment exercise or dilute its content. It notes that such attempt will be an affront on the Constitution and a waste of national resources.

“Meanwhile the Commission wishes to put the on-going exercise on hold in order to finalize the remaining stage of the exercise. Candidates are to wait for further directives from the Commission,” the statement said.

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Mr Ani said the suspension would enable the commission finalise the remaining stage of the exercise.

He therefore urged candidates to await further directives from the commission.

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