The chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr Mike Okiro, has dismissed the rumour that the recent recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force(NPF) was hijacked.
The recruitment process which took place last year was carried out to fill 10,000 positions across all cadres in the NPF.
Okiro, who is a former Inspector-General of Police, insisted on the fairness of the whole process. He described as false all stories about the process being flawed and skewed by the desires of some high-ranking officers.
He insisted that “due process was strictly followed” in the recruitment of the 10, 000 applicants approved by the presidency for placement into the Force.
“I am happy to note that the 10,000 applicants approved for recruitment by the presidency cut across all cadres,” he said.
Going on, he said the recruitment was predicated on a need to address the shortage of personnel in service.
Officers across all cadres were warned against indiscipline in the ranks as this would be promptly dealt with. There would be no tolerance of any form of indiscipline or acts that smear the force.