President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recruitment of 10, 000 policemen.
In a statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the Police Service Commission ,Mr Ikechukwu Ani in Abuja, said the commission would be recruiting into the three entry points of constable, as well as both Cadet Inspector and ASP.
The portal, according to the release, would be opened to public on April 1, 2016, saying the commission considered the exercise remarkable since there has not been recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for more than five years now due to financial constraints.
It further stated 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 overstretched.
The statement further said that the recruitment would strengthen and reenergise the Force to face more squarely, the myriad of security challenges posed by insurgency, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other criminalities that impeded the socio-economic and political development of the country.
According to the statement, "the commission could not commence the exercise last year because the funding was not captured in the 2015 budget, and 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.
"There will be no charges for the processing of the forms, which will be done online. We are not charging money. It is free, absolutely free. The portal has been structured in a way that there will be no short cut. Everybody must go through due process.
There will also be recruitment into the specialist cadre.
"For police constables, applicants are expected to posses five credit level passes including Mathematics and English Language at Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in not more than two sittings and for cadet inspectors, in addition to having the requirements of police constables, candidates would be expected to have either an Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Advanced Level (A level), as well as National Certificate of Education (NCE) or their equivalents.
"Candidates for Cadet ASPs must possess a University degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND)", it added.
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