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IGP Adamu Issues Fresh Directive On Police Recruitment



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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday suspended entry requirements for applicants who wants to join the Nigeria Police Force as constables.

Naija News recalls that the Nigeria Police is currently recruiting 10,000 constables.

In a statement last Thursday Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, had stated that all applicants were expected to come with their National Identity Number; original and duplicate copies of credentials, (O’ Level results); certificate of origin and birth certificate or declaration of age neatly arranged in two white flat files with recent passport photographs.

The police also barred persons with bow legs, knock knees, bent knees, and gross malformation of teeth from being enlisted into the Force.

Individuals with amputated body parts, defective eyesight, and speech impediment had also been barred from the exercise.

The notice also stipulated that applicants must be within the ages of 17 and 25 and must possess a minimum of five credits in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings.

But in a latest signal to police commands and formations nationwide, IGP Adamu directed that all applicants should be attended to.

“Inspector-General of Police directs that you attend to all applicants who successfully submitted their online applications to police recruitment portal irrespective of their physical appearance, age and qualification. You are not to disqualify any applicant for any reason whatsoever.

“Note that your recommendation for each applicant will serve as a guide to ascertaining the suitability or otherwise of each applicant. Ensure that the entire process is transparent and devoid of corruption and closely monitor activities of ICT personnel and other members of the team for strict compliance, please,” the signal read.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.