- The Nigerian Police Force has restated its commitment to stand by the federal government's zero tolerance for corruption
- According to IGP Usman Baba on Wednesday, January 5, the extortion of recruits in the force by high-ranking officers is not allowed
- IGP Usman was referring to commandants of the police college at Force Headquarters in FCT, Abuja
Abuja - Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba has warned commandants of the police college at Force Headquarters in Abuja against extorting recruits.
IGP Baba gave the stern warning on Wednesday, January 5, during his meeting with the commandants, Daily Trust reports.
He reminded top officers of the command that the President Buhari-led government has zero tolerance for any form of corruption, The Nation added.
The police chief stated:
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‘’Let me use this medium to remind you of this administration’s zero-tolerance to acts of corruption or extortion of any form.
“Accordingly, there must be no form of extortion of the recruits by the Directing, Drill Staff or any other staff of the Police Colleges.
“Note that the Force Management Team has our ears on the ground and any form of infraction on this directive will be visited with a severe sanction and appropriate disciplinary measures.’’
Nigerian police resume recruitment exercise, release crucial update
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) resumed the recruitment exercise for the employment of the 10,000 constables into its service.
This exercise by the NPF was carried out in collaboration with the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The development was announced on Saturday, October 16, by the spokesman of the force, CP Frank Mba.
Mba noted that candidates are to check their recruitment status on the recruitment portal which would be open between Monday, October 18, to Tuesday, October 26.
Part of the statement in this regard read:
“Candidates who are qualified for the next stage of the recruitment exercise are to print out their examination slip which must be presented on the Examination Date scheduled for Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October 2021 at designated centres across the country.
"Candidates are equally advised to check their email and phone numbers for notifications.”