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IGP Adamu makes clarification on entry requirement

– The IGP, Mohammed Adamu says the statutory requirements for recruitment into the police must be enforced

– Adamu made the disclosure in a statement by the spokesperson for the police force, Frank Mba

– According to the Mba, the clarification became necessary following reports that the statutory requirements had been suspended

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The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has maintained that the statutory entry requirements into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) must be strictly adhered to in the ongoing police recruitment screening exercise.

Adamu made the disclosure on Tuesday, August 25, in a statement by the spokesperson for the police force, Frank Mba in Abuja, The Nation reported.

According to the Mba, the clarification became necessary after reports in some sections of the media claimed that the IGP has suspended the entry requirement for candidates who applied to join the police as constables.

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Police recruitment: IGP Adamu suspends entry requirements for constables

IGP Adamu says the statutory requirements for recruitment into the police must be enforced. Photo Credit: The Nigerian
Source: UGC recalls that reports had emanated claiming that The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has suspended the entry requirements for applicants seeking to be recruited as constables.

The report stated that the decision was taken after the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu directed that no candidate should be disqualified irrespective of their physical appearance, age, and qualification.

However, the recent update from the police has dismissed the reports as untrue.

Meanwhile, the police has announced locations for the screening of candidates in Rivers and Lagos states for the 2020 recruitment process.

Elkana also told the applicants that their screening will be determined by the local government areas where they come from.

He also admonished the applicants to report to the screening venue which is the police college Ikeja by 8am on the date that they indicated for there various local government areas.

In other news, the minister of police affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has said the ministry under his watch has recorded a significant milestone within one year after its re-establishment in August 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Addressing journalists on Friday, August 21, the minister said even though the past one year was riddled with challenges, the ministry under his watch made efforts to live up to its vision of repositioning the Nigeria Police Force.

While noting that the ministry is committed to keying into President Buhari’s vision of frontally dealing with myriads of insecurity bedevilling the country, Dingyadi stated that a new internal security framework to enhance police operations is in the works.

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