The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase CFR, retired Inspector General of Police has declared the ongoing Police recruitment exercise which comes to an end this weekend across the federation a huge success.
Dr. Arase has already visited four centres, Zone 5 in Benin, Zone 7 in Abuja, Zone 1 in Kano and Zone 14 in Katsina. He will be in Zone 2 Lagos and Zone 11 Osogbo this week as the exercise winds up.
In the course of his tour, he also visited some stakeholders, which included the former President, Muhamnadu Buhari, GCFR, the Emir of Daura Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk and many others.
Dr. Arase said the Commission has ensured that the ongoing recruitment exercise had the buy in of relevant stakeholders so that at the end of the exercise “we would have recruited young Nigerians who will have the endorsement of Nigerians.
He noted that this was the reason the Commission set up an independent Recruitment Board which is made up of representatives of the Police Service Commission, Nigeria Police Force, Ministry of Police Affairs, Federal Character Commission, Police Trust Fund and Police Colleges.
The PSC Chairman said the exercise has been a huge success, adding that at last Nigerian youths are now desirous to join the Nigeria Police Force and contribute to the fight to save Nigeria.
He noted that a new template for recruitment in Nigeria which gives room for collective and inclusive participation has been put in place by the Commission and which he is recommending to other Agencies of Government.
Dr. Arase also commended the Police Recruitment Board for its forthrighness and commitment to this national assignment.
He noted that in the places he visited, there was visible enthusiasm by the youths to be counted in this new efforts to improve policing in Nigeria. “We will not take this enthusiasm for granted as the Commission will ensure that fairness, equity and merit will remain the basis for the final selection”.
He however warned that the desperate applicants should not cave in to untoward pressure by fraudsters and even officials at the screening centres to pay money for a place in the final list.
He said there will be consequences for any staff of the Commission or Police Officer found to have compromised in the course of this exercise.
The Chairman of the Recruitment Board, Chief Onyemuche Nnamani , a Commissioner in the PSC has also visited some zones including Zone 13 in Ukpo Anambra state and Zone 9 Umuahia Abia State and has confirmed that the exercise has received the endorsement of Nigerians. He said the ongoing two weeks medical screening was heading to a glorious end.
Ikechukwu Ani

ARASE VISITS BENIN, FCT, KANO AND KATSINA POLICE RECRUITMENT SCREENING CENTRES, DECLARES THE EXERCISE A HUGE SUCCESS, says PSC has developed a successful template for recruitment in Nigeria

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