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IGP warns officers on recruitment exercise


Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has warned police officers to be thorough and above board in ensuring that the screening exercise scheduled to commence tomorrow, across the 36 states and the FCT, is hitch free and devoid of corrupt practices.

Idris, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Training and Development, Emmanuel Inyang, gave the warning to Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other senior officers nominated to serve as heads of police recruitment screening committee in the 37 commands of the federation.

According to Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, the IGP also warned officers to remain impartial and ensure transparency.


Moshood, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), added that the IGP further directed that Inyang should embark on monitoring and assessment of the exercise throughout the 36 states and the FCT, to ensure that the exercise is carried out in line with best practices.

According to him, for the first time, successful candidates, after the physical screening, will undergo a written aptitude test to be conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to ensure transparency and get the best out of the candidates.

He advised candidates to be of good conduct throughout the exercise, adding that candidates and members of the public should report any improper practice through the following phone numbers: 08076036011, 08037036257, 08034360919, 08037855951, 08065823054 and 08036753589.

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