After several tussle within the ranks of the the leadership in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), the Police Service Commission (PSC) is set to participate in the 2021 screening of applicants for employment into the Constable cadre of the force, still ongoing.
The commission decided to deploy its workers to the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for the exercise.
This was the outcome of a tripartite meeting between the leadership of the NPF and leaders of the workers’ union of the commission, Chaired by the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, Chief William Alo.
The commission’s offices, which were shut down in the wake of the three-day sit-at-home order by its two unions, were reopened on February 1 at the expiration of the order.
A statement yesterday by PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said: “The parties resolved to work together and avoid such unnecessary and avoidable occurrences in the future.”
The commission’s workers are expected to proceed to states of their deployment and work with other stakeholders to ensure a transparent, fair and credible exercise.
PSC said it would continue to ensure and insist that police recruitment at any level must be merit-driven with observance of the guidelines of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
A total of 10,000 applicants are expected to be recruited through the ongoing exercise.