The Police Service Commission (PSC) has officially clarified that no examination date has been announced for applicants in the ongoing recruitment of Nigerian youths into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.
This announcement comes amidst circulating dates on social media platforms, which the Commission said those dates are not set by them.
The PSC urges all applicants to disregard any dates currently circulating on social media and emphasizes that the Commission will formally announce the examination date at the appropriate time.
Additionally, successful applicants from the screening exercise conducted across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja will be individually notified of the examination date.
Concerned about the dissemination of false information, the Commission has directed the Police Cyber-crime Unit to investigate the source of the trending publication and to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators for prosecution.
It is imperative for prospective applicants to rely only on information disseminated through the Commission’s recognized media platforms.
Of particular concern is a fictitious publication on social media purporting that the examination date is set for the 14th of February 2024.
This misinformation also includes false directives regarding the necessity of presenting an NPF Recruitment CBT Exam Slip at the examination hall entrance, alongside a purported deadline for checking application status.
Applicants are strongly advised to exercise patience and await the official announcement of the examination date from the Commission. Furthermore, successful candidates from the screening exercise will receive formal communication regarding the next steps in the recruitment process.
Dr. Solomon Arase CFR, retired Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Commission, cautions applicants against desperation, emphasizing the importance of vigilance to avoid falling victim to fraudulent schemes.
He assures equal opportunity for all candidates throughout the recruitment process and underscores the significance of successful candidates in contributing to national security efforts, particularly in the ongoing battle against insurgency and banditry.
In conclusion, the Commission reassures Nigerians of its commitment to conducting a transparent and successful recruitment exercise.
Dr. Arase calls for patience and support from the public while warning criminal elements to desist from interfering in the recruitment process.
For further inquiries, please contact Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Press and Public Relations, at the Press and Public Relations Unit.
Head, Press and Public Relations
Police Service Commission
Date: Sunday, February 11th, 2024