New police recruits to commence training in August – PSC

Musliu Smith
Former Inspector-General of Police, Musliu Smith. [Photo credit: TheGueardian]

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Musliu Smith, says successful candidates who scale through the ongoing recruitment exercise in the country will commence training between August and September.

Mr Smith stated this on Tuesday in Akure while speaking with journalists during his monitoring exercise at the Ondo State Police Command.

The commission, he said, had the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit 10,000 recruits for the force.
He said the screening adopted the same standard procedure all over the country.

“This is the first time we are doing very intensive screening of the people we want to bring into the force in the country.

“So, this is the beginning of the process and I am sure within the next two months, we shall be ready for those shortlisted to report to the police college for training,” he said.

Mr Smith, a former Inspector General of Police, said he exercise was going on smoothly across the country.

He also explained that with the recruitment, the shortage of police personnel would be minimal.

According to him, the exercise has been very transparent and personnel from the commission as well as senior officers representing the Inspector General of Police are involved in all the states.

“We cannot leave everything to the command alone.

“We are using their facilities and their people, especially the medical team which is supporting us.


nlng Campaign AD

“So far, the exercise is going on very well.

“Though 10,000 is not enough, but you have to start somewhere and the shortage of police personnel which the public always complain of will soon be something of the past,” Mr Smith said.



PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.