Nigeria Police Force Recruitment – Deputy Inspector General (DIG) on an interview said that cultists, robbers will not be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force. The DIG in-charge of Manpower Development and Training, Inyang Emmanuel, has promised the general public that proper measures will be taken in the ongoing Nigeria Police Force Recruitment 2018.
Mr. Inyang Emmanuel speaking on an interview at Calabar, the Cross River state capital, made it known after supervising the training said that he was satisfied on the way the recruitment is being conducted. And that rubbers, cultists and people that have incriminating background will not be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
“We have done our homework to check all the Local Government Areas to ensure that we do not recruit criminals into NPF”, said the DIG
He continued, “We have equally employed the services of a psychiatrist who will do a mental and psychological test on the candidates. This test will diagnose if they are under influence of drugs or not.
“We also arranged for consultants who are medical practitioners that will examine them first including chest measurement, health status, blood samples, heart, later on, will test their eyes, sight, etc. to ensure they in proper shape.”
“This recruitment started some months ago, February 7, 2018, when the NPF invited able bodied men and women who are ready to join the Nigeria Police Force to submit their application online. We received over 300,000 candidates that applied for the recruitment which about 132,000 were successful and are screened now. This screening is done all over the country and out of 132,000 candidates, we would select on 6,000. As I am here, other DIGs have being deployed to other geopolitical zones to help in monitoring the exercise to ensure that there is transparency in the recruitment”.
“After this first stage of the recruitment, the people that passed out of the 132,000 candidates will be subjected to an examination, aptitude test that will be conducted by JAMB. After the examination, the names of successful candidates would be published on any national dailies and the training will start on 8th June, 2018.”
“We have 774 LGAs in the country and we are taking them on the basis of LGA not zones. For instance, Ebonyi has 13 LGAs, Akwa Ibom 34, Kano 44, they won’t benefit equally as Kano that has 44 LGAs. We want to ensure that every LGA benefit from this exercise. We might end up having about 40,000 which we would select the best from.”