Abuja – The recruitment of 10, 000 Policemen by
the Police Service Commission commences
nationwide on (tomorrow) Friday, April, 1, 2016.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last year at
the National Security Summit in Abuja directed
the recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the
Force to address the obvious shortfall in the
manpower needs of the Police.
Speaking on the recruitment exercise, Chairman
of the Commission, Dr. Mike Okiro warned the
Staff of the Commission who will be involved in
the screening of candidates to avoid any act that
will compromise the integrity of the exercise.
Sir Okiro said any Staff involved in any
misconduct during the exercise will be
sanctioned in line with the Public Service Rules
and may be prosecuted for sabotage.
He said the 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
Okiro also warned the candidates to desist from
indulging or inducing the Staff of the
Commission as anyone caught will be arrested
A statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, head of
Public Relations quoted Okiro reiterating 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 will be preserved at
all the stages of the exercise.
He explained that the Nigeria Police Force
deserves the best brains in the Nigerian society,
stressing that the Commission will ensure that
only the best will be engaged as Policemen who
will sustain the cherished tradition of the Force
and also help to maintain peace as well as
securing lives and property of Nigerians and non-
“The website portal for the recruitment exercise
opens today” he said.
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