The Nigerian Police Force has said its portal would be open on Monday for the resumption of the recruitment of personnel which began in 2020.
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday, October 16, by the Police spokesman, Frank Mba, in Abuja.
The Force says it is planning to recruit 10,000 Constables.
The exercise which commenced in 2020 had already passed through various stages; with the last one conducted in August of the same year.
The exercise was halted during the administration of the former IGP, Mohammed Adamu; due to disagreement with the Police Service Commission.
In the statement, Mba said the portal would be closed on 26 October; while the exams will be held on 29 and 30 of the same month.
The statement reads, “The Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the Police Service Commission will be concluding the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of Ten Thousand (10,000) Police Constables into the service of the Nigeria Police Force.
“Consequently, candidates are required to check their recruitment status on the recruitment portal, www.policerecruitment.gov.ng; which will be opened from Monday, 18th through to Tuesday, 26th October 2021.
“Candidates who are qualified for the next stage of the recruitment exercise are to print out their examination slip; which must be presented on the Examination Date scheduled for Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th October 2021 at designated centres across the country. Candidates are equally advised to check their email and phone numbers for notifications.
The Force, while reiterating that the recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge and without any pecuniary obligation; enjoins candidates to call 08100004507 for further enquiries about the recruitment exercise.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed for religious tolerance across the state; while noting that it should not be a trigger for violent conflict.
El-Rufai made this call on Saturday, October 16, at the inauguration of the Kaduna State Interfaith Preaching Regulatory Council, held at the Conference Room of the Governor’s Office.
Religion has been weaponised to the point that it has become a device used to question the right of some people to exist and practice their faith, the Governor pointed out.
However, El-Rufai said his administration has reviewed the state’s Religious Preaching Edict of 1984; in order to stamp out the poison from the negative practise of religion.