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Police fixes August 24 for Lagos recruitment screening   

By Ibe Wada,

The Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that it would commence physical screening for applicants seeking employment into the Nigeria Police Force as recruits on Monday, August 24.

It explained that the exercise which would be carried out at the state Police Command in Ikeja area of the state for two weeks was in line with the  Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed’s directive on recruitments of personnel for the force

The state’s Ministry of Information and Strategy while informing indigenes who applied as recruits urged applicants to arrive at the screening ground by 8 am on said date to ensure seamless exercise.

Through a statement released to newsmen, the ministry directed applicants to come along with necessary credentials as part of measures to augment the online registration.

“All applicants, who have already been contacted via email by the Police, should report at the state command with the following documents: National Identity Number (NIN); original and duplicate copies of credentials as well as a printout of their application profile page'” the statement said.

The ministry, however, enjoined all applicants to adhere to all COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by the Federal and state governments in mitigating spread of coronavirus.

Similarly, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, yesterday said that applicants who fail to provide the basic mandatory requirements would not be considered for the screening.

The force spokesman said that the exercise would take place at designated locations across 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and detailed and specific guidelines for each state would be announced by the Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) in the states and FCT.

According to him, the screening and other activities touching on the recruitment would be carried out in strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

“The recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge and without any pecuniary obligation. The process will be conducted in the best tradition of transparency and accountability,” he said.

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