The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has cautioned members of the public that police recruitment being circulated online was fake, assuring that official announcements for recruitment into NPF would be made.
Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, gave the warning in a press statement on Sunday in Abuja.
“The NPF now urges the public to disregard a recent police recruitment advertisement on social media platforms.
“The Force wishes to reiterate and inform well-meaning members of the public that it has not commenced the 2022/23 Police Constables recruitment into the NPF contrary to the fake publication, and states unequivocally that the advert has no connection with the Nigeria Police Force nor is it in tandem with the Police established recruitment process, and should be discountenanced in its entirety.
“The NPF, thereby, assures well-meaning Nigerians that the commencement of the 2022/23 recruitment exercise will be announced via the official police e-recruitment website: https://policerecruitment.gov.ng, the Nigeria Police Force official website; https://www.npf.gov.ng, and advertisements on national dailies and official police social media accounts as and when due.
“The public is at this moment advised to rely solely on the abovementioned verified sources and platforms and urged to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid falling victim to fraudulent recruitment schemes,” the statement read in part.
The spokesperson further stated that “The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, has further restated the commitment of the present police leadership to a standardised recruitment process to have more competent and suitable recruit intakes into the policing system in Nigeria.”