2016 Nigerian Police Recruitment of 10,000 Officers commences April 1st

Following the statement made by the presidency to recruit more officers into Nigerian police force to boost its personnel. The Police Service Commission, PSC, hereby announce the commencement of the Nigerian Police Recruitment of 10,000 officers into the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, warning against any form of shortcut during the exercise.

The chairman of the commission and former Inspector-General of Police, Sir Mike Okiro, unveils portal for the Nigerian Police Recruitment of 10,000 officers.

Recall that this recruitment is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari directive in the National Security Summit last year in Abuja, to recruit 10,000 men into the police force to provide adequate internal security for the country.

Okiro, while unveiling the portal at a ceremony attended by the management team of the commission, disclosed that the portal would be opened to the public on April 1, 2016, which will herald the commencement of the recruitment.

He said the unveiling of the portal was in actualization of the Presidential directive, adding that the commission considered the exercise remarkable, since there had been no recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for more than five years due to financial constraints.

He noted that 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.

Okiro said 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.

He explained that the commission could not commence the exercise last year because the funding was not captured in the 2015 budget, adding that with the commencement of the process on April 1, interested Nigerians should access the portal through the commission’s website www.psc.gov.ng or that of the Nigeria Police Force, www.npf.gov.ng.

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