A fresh clash of interest has again ensued between the Nigeria Police Force and its supervising agency, Police Service Commission, PSC, over a fresh recruitment exercise into the force.
Recall that in 2021, the two agencies had to tussle it out in court over who owns the mandate to anchor the Constabulary recruitment exercise.
The matter was, however, resolved in favour of the the Inspector-General of Police, IGP.
Yet again, following announcement of the commencement of the 2022 batch of Constables recruitment by the PSC, the NPF dismissed the publication.
In a statement on Monday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the NPF has not commence any recruitment exercise.
The statement said: “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to inform the public that it has not commenced recruitment process for the 2022 batch of Constables into the Nigeria Police Force contrary to a publication by the PSC.
The Police similarly states unequivocally that the advert has no connection with the Nigeria Police Force nor is it in tandem with the Police recruitment process.
“The publication should be disregarded in all its entirety,” he said.
According to him, the website to which the publication refers intending candidates, http://www.recruitment.psc.gov.ng, is not associated with the Nigeria Police Force.
He called on all stakeholders and intending applicants to discountenance the information in both the publication and on the portal.
He said the commencement of the 2022 recruitment exercise would be made public via the official police e-recruitment website – https://policerecruitment.gov.ng.
Mr Adejobi said the public would also be informed through the Nigeria Police Force official website, https://www.npf.gov.ng.
He said it would also be advertised on national dailies and official police social media accounts as and when due.