The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu on Tuesday disowned a report in the media that he had suspended the entry requirements for candidates in the ongoing police recruitment screening exercise, who applied to join the Nigeria Police Force as constables across the states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
This was disclosed in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba.
He reassuring the members of the public that the statutory entry requirements into the Nigeria Police Force remain unchangeable and would be thoroughly followed in the ongoing recruitment.
According to him, “No one has the powers to alter the conditions for recruitment into the Force – these, having been clearly provided for in Sections 71 to 75 and other relevant sections of the Police Act and Regulations – stated that all candidates who successfully completed the online recruitment registration exercise were invited for physical and credential screening from 24th August 2020 to 6th September 2020 at various venues in States across the Federation and the FCT.
“The screening officers have been directed to allow all the applicants to participate in the exercise and to recommend their suitability or otherwise in the spirit of transparency, accountability, and fair hearing using the already established benchmarks as contained in the Act.”
The IGP, however, commended the screening officers for the hitch-free take-off of the screening exercise at various locations nationwide and called on them to uphold a high level of professionalism and observe necessary caution in line with the COVID-19 prevention regulation throughout the exercise