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Minister steps into IG, PSC row over constable recruitment

The Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, is intervening within the ongoing face-off between the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force.

After concluding the recruitment, the PSC on June 4 launched the listing of 10,000 profitable candidates for constable and specialist cadre roles within the Nigeria Police Force.

Eleven days later, the police rejected the listing over the allegation that the train was marred by corruption and irregularities.

The assertion by the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, learn, “Several names of persons purported to be names of successful candidates are those who did not even apply and therefore did not take part in the recruitment.”

Following the motion of the police, the fee’s union referred to as for the elimination of the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, for misrepresenting details on the recruitment.

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The PSC in its first response on the matter, challenged the police to supply proof to substantiate its declare that the recruitment train was characterised by corruption.

On June 25, the PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, pressured that the ultimate listing of profitable candidates from the recruitment would by no means be cancelled, insisting that the train was performed in accordance with related legal guidelines.

Speaking on the intervention by the minister, the Ministry of Police Affairs spokesperson, Bolaji Kazeem, on Friday instructed our correspondent that the minister was working to reconcile the 2 organisations.

He added that the minister would make sure that the difficulty didn’t spiral uncontrolled.

Kazeem mentioned, “Minister working underground to resolve the issue between the two organisations. He doesn’t want the matter to go out of hand.”

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