The Police Service Commission (PSC) has distanced itself from the notice on Nigeria Police website: http://recruitment.npf.gov.ng. inviting candidates who applied for Constable positions into the Nigeria Police Force for medical screening.
There has been back and forth argument in the past few weeks on whose responsibility it is to recruit personnel into the Force.
A source in the Commission revealed to The Nation that the Police leadership was also trying to add names of those who were not qualified
The source also explained that the Police leadership was attempting to hijack the whole recruitment process after the Chairman of the Commission; Alhaji Musiliu Smith refused to do the bidding of the Police leadership.
The Police leadership however released a list of candidates shortlisted for medical screening but the Commission asked candidates to ignore the list published by the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force on its website.
The Commission also stated that it would meet and decide the fate of candidates.
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In what looked like compliance from a directive, the Police leadership also withdrew the list it initially released on the website but in what appeared like a twist, the list resurfaced on its website on Sunday.
The FCT Police Command, in a statement in Abuja by its spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah also invited candidates for medical screening.
The statement reads: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform the public and successful candidates who participated in the last police recruitment examination, that Medical Examination for shortlisted candidates from FCT has been scheduled for 9th September 2019 at 7:00am.
“The shortlisted candidates are to report at the Zone 7 Headquarters of Nigeria Police Force, Wuse Zone 3 for the Medical Examination.
“Candidates are to appear in white shorts and vest. They are expected to report at the venue with their online print-out form and two passport photographs.”
The statement also asked candidates to check their names on the Nigeria Police Force recruitment site: http://recruitment.npf.gov.ng.
When The Nation visited the website, it saw similar information contained in the statement by the FCT Police Command.
The website also stated that candidates who fail to appear for the screening would be disqualified.
“Any candidate who fails to show up for medical examination in the aforementioned period indicated against their States will be automatically disqualified.”
When The Nation contacted a source in the Commission to know it’s position as regards the latest development, he said: “We are not part of this arrangement. We are distancing ourself from it and we hope to seek judicial interpretation on this in order for things to be clear to Nigerians.”
Source: The Nation