Just In: Here’s why the Police Service Commission is suspending recruitment process of constables

Nigerian police officers patrol in the streets of Abuja during clashes with members of the shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on July 22, 2019. - The Shiites are protesting against the detention of IMN leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. Six Shiite protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja, witnesses told AFP on July 22. (Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP) (Photo credit should read KOLA SULAIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended the recruitment process of constables into the Nigerian Police Force.

The commission did this less than 24 hours after the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, fumed over an advertorial on recruitment.

In a statement issued by the Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP had asked Nigerians to disregard the advertorial which was placed in national dailies.

Reacting on Tuesday, the Commission in a statement by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed that there are issues between the police force and the commission, saying things would be sorted out as soon as possible.

He asked Nigerians who had shown interest in joining the Force not to apply for the job yet so as to give the Commission the time to settle its differences with the Police authorities.

Ani stated: ”The Police Service Commission notes the publication of the Nigeria Police Force with regard to the 2022 Constable recruitment exercise. ‘The Commission wishes to state that all contending issues around the exercise will be resolved between the two parties in the interest of the nation.

”All interested applicants and other Nigerians desirous of a career in the Nigeria Police Force should exercise patience while these issues are being resolved.

”The commission will continue to strive to give Nigerians a Police Force they will be proud of.”

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