Recruitment: IG suspends entry requirements for candidates


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has suspended entry requirements for applicants who wish to join the Nigeria Police Force as constables.

The IG in a signal dated August 24, directed that no candidate should be disqualified irrespective of their physical appearance, age and qualification.

The Force is currently recruiting 10,000 constables to address its manpower deficiency and the screening of the candidates commenced from Monday, August 24 to September 16, 2020.

According to a statement last Thursday by Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, the applicants are expected to come with their National Identity Number; original and duplicate copies of credentials, (O’ level results); certificate of origin and birth certificate or declaration of age, neatly arranged in two white flat files with recent passport photographs.

The police authorities also barred persons with bow legs, knock knees, bent knees, and gross malformation of teeth from being enlisted into the force.

Individuals with amputated body parts, defective eyesight, and speech impediment have also been barred from the exercise.

The notice also stipulated that applicants must be within the ages of 17 and 25 and must possess a minimum of five credits in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, in not more than two sittings.

The police further stated that women who wish to apply must not be pregnant as of the time of recruitment, but in his latest order to police commands and formations nationwide, the IG directed his men to attend to all applicants who successfully submitted their applications online.

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