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Police denies reviewing constable recruitment list


The Police Service Commission has denied rumors that it is reviewing the list of successful candidates for the 2022 constable recruitment exercise.

On Tuesday, the commission also clarified that it has not advised any candidates to print updated invitation slips or proceed to Police Training Colleges.

This marks the second time the PSC has had to refute such claims amid ongoing disputes with the police over the recruitment process.

The conflict began on June 4, when the PSC released a list of 10,000 successful applicants for constable and specialist roles in the Nigeria Police Force. The police rejected this list, alleging corruption and irregularities in the recruitment process.

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Despite the police’s allegations, the PSC has refused to cancel the list. This prompted the Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Gaidam, to intervene, but the issue remains unresolved.

In a statement on Tuesday, PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, urged successful candidates to be patient and wait for the commission’s official statement on the recruitment exercise.

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“The commission wishes to clarify that it has at no time issued any statement on (i) review of the list of successful candidates or (ii) inviting successful candidates to check their application on the newly launched portal,” Ani said.

He further stated, “The commission has not at any time advised candidates to print any updated invitation slip and proceed to the Police Training Colleges. It has also not announced any date for the training programme, and the Monday, July 22, 2024, date, bandied on social media, is just the imagination of the impostors.”

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Ani also warned those spreading false reports to desist, stating that they would face legal consequences if caught.

“The PSC also warns these unrelenting impostors to steer clear of its activities, especially the recruitment exercise, and warns that anybody caught undermining the exercise will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” Ani added.