Police Commission Speaks On Cancelling 2022 Constable Recruitment

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has refuted rumors circulating on social media about the cancellation of its 2022 constable recruitment.

Plateau News reports that there has been an ongoing dispute between the PSC and the Nigeria Police Force regarding the recruitment lists of police constables.

The PSC clarified that there has been no cancellation of the 2022 constable recruitment and urged the public to disregard the misleading information.

The commission emphasized its commitment to a transparent and merit-based recruitment process to strengthen the Nigeria Police Force.

The police alleged the disappearance of some names of successfully screened candidates, claiming that the exercise was fraught with corruption and irregularities.

The police commission has since denied the allegations, challenging the NPF to provide evidence, while insisting that its list of successful candidates and that of the police be subjected to a forensic audit.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, disowned reports alleging that it has succumbed to pressure and cancelled the final list of successful candidates.

Ani noted that the PSC would continue to ensure that federal character, gender sensitivity and merit remained the bedrock of its recruitment process.

He also advised successful candidates to ignore the fake reports online and warned those engaging in the act, adding that anyone caught will be punished.

He said, “The Commission has not and will not cancel the final list of successful candidates from the recruitment exercise which was conducted in clear adherence to relevant guidelines and provisions of the law.

“The Commission is in control of the situation and has since restored the Recruitment portal with its original contents.

“Successful candidates are advised to ignore this deliberate antics of desperate groups bent on destroying the good work of the Commission in giving the nation a merit based and inclusive recruitment exercise.

 “Disgruntled elements are advised to desist further from undermining the recruitment exercise, as anyone caught will be dealt with.

“The Commission restates that the portal is now fully functional and accessible. Candidates can now log in and access all its features without any disruptions.

“The Commission regrets the hitches and assures that it has fully secured the platform.”