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Recent police recruitment list contains non-applicants, medically unfit candidates — NPF



The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has raised concerns about the irregularities and alleged corruption in the recently released names of successful candidates in the ongoing 2022/23 Police Constables Recruitment Exercise.

The development was contained in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Saturday by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

According to the statement, upon careful scrutiny of the list released on the Police Service Commission (PSC) portal, it was discovered that Nigerians who never applied, candidates who failed the Computer Based Test, and those screened out due to medical reasons made it to the final list.

NPF also noted that there was an allegation of financial dealings and corrupt practices leading to the outcome “where unqualified and untrainable individuals have been shortlisted”.

The statement disclosed that the Inspector General of Police had on 10th June 2024 wrote a letter of objection to the list addressed to the Chairman of the Commission.

Recall that the that the PSC had on June 4 announced the approval and release of a list of 10,000 successful applicants for recruitment into the constable and specialist cadres.

The NPF however alleged that a Joint Recruitment Board, headed by one of the Commissioners of the PSC, with the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Training and Development in the Police Force as its Secretary was never consulted before the final list was released to the public.

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