The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is to recruit about 30,000 youths during a recruitment exercise scheduled to start on Monday.
Solomon Arase, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, said this in a statement on Sunday.
He said over 400,000 Nigerians had applied for the police constable job after six weeks of receiving applications.
Arase said the recruitment exercise would start on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 across all the states of the federation with educational and physical screening of candidates.
The statement said Arase had advised the staff of the commission to brace up for the exercise in the bid to reshaping the perception of the Commission.
“I admonish you to anticipate unprecedented challenges during this exercise. With over 400,000 applicants passing through your stations, each presenting an argument to join the Nigeria Police Force, the pressure will be immense.
“Remember, you are the guardians of a process that not only holds inherent significance, but also paves the way for the forthcoming 30,000-man recruitment approved by the current administration.”
Arase said the commission would open a Situation Room at the commission’s headquarters to monitor the transparency of the recruitment exercise.
“Therefore, I implore each of you to exhibit your best behaviour, upholding the highest standards of discipline, integrity and honesty.”
Arase warned that any staff found soliciting or collecting money from applicants or their families would be subjected to disciplinary measures including possible termination of employment.