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Police recruitment: Do not collect money from applicants or their families – Mr. Arase warns

Police Commission Chairman Solomon Arase has warned commission officials deployed to recruit new constables against collecting money from applicants and their families.

Arase, a former police inspector general, issued the warning at a pre-deployment briefing for physical and qualification testing personnel on Saturday ahead of federation-wide training that begins on Monday.

This was contained in a statement by the Commission Spokesperson, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, on Sunday.

According to Arase, this is not just a recruitment drive, but an attempt to uphold the sanctity of the commission's mission and demonstrate its capabilities.

He said collecting funds from volunteers and families violates the principles of integrity and fairness, stressing that officials are not just fulfilling their duty, but shaping the future of the military.

The Chairperson enjoined all concerned to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct throughout the training period.

“We advise you to assume unprecedented challenges in this exercise. With over 400,000 applicants passing through your stations, each claiming to join the Nigeria Police Force, the pressure is immense. It will become a thing.

“Remember, you are the guardians of a process that is not only of essential importance, but also paves the way for the next 30,000 recruitments approved by the current administration.


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