Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police, and the Police Service Commission have differences on hiring police officers.
For the recruitment of police constables in 2022, the PSC had already started its portal and published a newspaper ad.
The Nigeria Police Force, in response to the development, advised Nigerians to ignore the advertisement.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, emphasized in a statement on Monday that the advertisement was unrelated to the Nigeria Police Force and was not timed with the police hiring process.
The statement read in part, “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to inform well-meaning members of the public that it has not commenced the 2022 police constables recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force contrary to a publication on Page 21 of Daily Sun Newspaper of Thursday August 11, 2022 by the Police Service Commission.
“The police similarly state unequivocally that the advert has no connection with the Nigeria Police Force nor is it in tandem with the police recruitment process, and should be disregarded in all its entirety. The website to which the publication refers intending candidates is not associated with the Nigeria Police Force.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby calls on all stakeholders and intending applicants to discountenance the information in both the newspaper and on the portal as the website is not the official portal for police constables recruitment.”