The recruitment of 10, 000 policemen by the Police Service Commission begins nationwide on Friday (today).
President Muhammadu Buhari had last year at the National Security Summit in Abuja directed the Force to recruit 10,000 Nigerians into the service to address the obvious shortfall in the manpower need of the police.
Speaking on the recruitment exercise on Thursday in Abuja, the PSC Chairman, Mike Okiro, warned the commission’s workers who would be involved in the screening of candidates to avoid any act that might compromise the integrity of the exercise.
Okiro said any worker involved in any misconduct during the exercise would be sanctioned in line with the Public Service Rules and might be prosecuted for sabotage.
He advised the workers to 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.”
Okiro also warned the candidates to desist from indulging or inducing the workers of the commission, stressing that anyone caught would be arrested and prosecuted.
He explained that the Nigeria Police Force deserved the best brains in the Nigerian society, stressing that the PSC would ensure that only the best would be engaged as policemen.