As the recruitment of 10,000 policemen by the Police Service Commission (PSC) commences today, the Police Service Commission, PSC, has assured that only the best would be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force.
President Muhammadu Buhari, last year, at the National Security Summit in Abuja directed the recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the force to address the shortfall in manpower.
Speaking on the recruitment yesterday, the PSC Chairman, Mike Okiro, also read the riot act to staff involved in the screening of candidates, urging them to shun acts capable of undermining the integrity of the process.
Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police, warned that any worker involved in any misconduct during the exercise would be sanctioned in line with the public service rules and may be prosecuted for sabotage.
He also urged applicants to desist from indulging or inducing the commission’s workers as anyone caught would be arrested and prosecuted.
The PSC chairman spoke in a statement in Abuja yesterday by the commission’s Head of Press and Public Relation Unit, Ikechukwu Ani.
The statement reads: “Staff must live above board as the commission is ready to make a huge success of this presidential assignment in line with its resolution to discharge its duties within the ambit of the law, transparently, and according to laid down rules.
“The Nigeria Police Force deserves the best brains in the Nigerian society and the commission will ensure that only the best will be engaged as policemen, who will sustain the cherished tradition of the Force and help to maintain peace as well as securing life and property of Nigerians and non-Nigerians”.
The statement stressed that there will be no short cut in the exercise as everything has been put in place to ensure that the integrity of the process is preserved at all stages of the exercise.