PSC DEBUNKS SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT OVER POLICE RECRUITMENT EXAM DATE FOR APPLICANTS • directs Police cyber-crime unit to investigate criminals behind the act
By Trek Africa Newspaper
Dr. Solomon Arase CFR
The Police Service Commission has debunked the trending social media report on the announcements of the date for examination for applicants in the ongoing recruitment of Nigerian youths into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Commission’s Spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani stated that, “The Police Service Commission has not officially announced any date for examination for applicants in the ongoing recruitment of Nigerian youths into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.”
According to the statement, “It has therefore advised applicants to discountance dates currently circulating in the social media. The Commission will at the appropriate time not only officially announce the date for the examination but will notify applicants who were successful from the screening exercise that has just been concluded in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.”
“The Commission has directed the Police Cyber-crime Unit to investigate the source of the trending publication and quickly arrest the culprits for prosecution.”
“The Commission wishes to advise prospective applicants to disregard any communication or updates on the ongoing recruitment exercise that are not officially issued by the Commission through its recognised media platforms.”
The Commission is in receipt of a fictitious publication on social media where 14th of February 2024 was announced as date for the examination and where applicants were warned that any one “who fails to present the NPF Recruitment CBT Exam Slip at the entrance of the exam hall Will not be allowed to participate in the exam. ” you must print your slip and be ready for the compulsory assessment “.
This directive obviously is not from the Commission and should be disregarded including the directive that “applicants have from the 7th of February to the 14th of February to check their status “.
Applicants are advised to exercise patience and await the Commission’s official statement on the date for the examination. The date will also be formally communicated to shortlisted applicants who were successful from the screening exercise.
The Commission will continue to ensure that this recruitment exercise is not hijacked and diluted by criminal elements who have continued to devise different strategies to dupe innocent Nigerian youths.
Commission Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase CFR, retired Inspector General of Police has warned that the applicants should not be desperate so that they don’t fall prey to these marauding deviants who have refused to stay away from this recruitment exercise.
Dr. Arase assured that every candidate will enjoy equal opportunity in all the stages of the recruitment and that successful candidates will be good enough to make the nation proud especially now that the fight against insurgency and banditry is one battle that must be won in the interest of a united and prosperous Nigeria.
He said the Commission is aware of the expectations of Nigerians and promised that this recruitment will meet and even surpass this expectation. He called for patience and support and warned criminals to stay away from the exercise.