Nigeria Police begin recruitment of 10,000 personnel


The Police Service Commission (PSC) has warned that there would be no short-cut into the Nigeria Police Force in the recruitment of 10,000 personnel.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2015 approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen at the National Security Summit in Abuja.

In a statement Wednesday, Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, told journalists that Mike Okiro, Chairman of the commission, gave the warning while unveiling a portal for the exercise in Abuja.

The statement said that the portal would be opened to the public on April 1 to herald the commencement of the exercise.

“The process leading to the recruitment of 10,000 Policemen as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Security Summit in Abuja last year, has commenced,” the statement said.

It said the unveiling of the portal was in actualisation of the presidential directive on the recruitment of the 10,000 Policemen.

The statement noted that the exercise was remarkable because there had not been recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force for more than five years.

It said that thousands of policemen who died in the course of service, dismissed or retired, had not been replaced since the last five years.

The statement stressed that the recruitment would strengthen and re-energise the force to tackle more security challenges facing the country.

It explained that the exercise could not begin last year because the funding was not captured in the 2015 budget.

The statement urged interested applicants to access the portal through the commission’s website: or that of the Nigeria Police Force:

It said that no fee would be charged for the processing of the forms which would be filled on-line.

“We are not charging money. It is free, absolutely free,” it said.

The statement said that the exercise would be in three entry points of Constable, Cadet Inspector and Cadet ASP, while there would also be recruitment into the Specialist cadre.

It said that applicants for Police Constables are expected to possess five credits including Mathematics and English Language at Senior School Certificate Examination in not more than two sittings.

It said that for Cadet Inspectors, in addition to having the requirements of Police Constables, candidates would be expected to have an Ordinary National Diploma (OND), Advanced Level (A level), National Certificate in Education (NCE) or their equivalents.

The statement said Candidates for Cadet ASP must possess a University degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND).



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  • Abdul

    Promise kept, well done Buhari.

    • ita ekpo

      I greet you thank you. Still continue no see not the bad side of him. Where we do not know when we are going to sanction for killing innocence Biafra. Tell Buhari make him prepare his pillow and mattress to go and sleep with Gbagbo home. I think na there you go go salutam well.

  • SB

    Thank you PMB. I know you don’t make empty promises. Thou it tarries, yes it must surely come to pass. God bless PMB, God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    • ita ekpo

      I thank you for saluting PMB. But what you fail to know is when he will give letter to his people to be recruited. Then the left over is then share for few applicant. As himself idon do that style before.

  • Paul Young



    • ita ekpo

      Is good news good opportunity for you but bad news for those where no get God father. Where you yourself go reach there see those who came with letters from president to ministers plus others. How can man pikin where be poor fit there. This is just to let the public know. So it will look as if is not hide. Not even that the koboko where you go see na you go bigin ask yourself. Why did I come to the recruitment.Even one where him paper e no clean can quickly recruit than you with clean paper. Wetin be that where no clean na money palava.

  • Burbank

    And the same Police Service Commission is still headed by that same notorious fraudster Mike Okiro.

    • ita ekpo

      Thank you my brother for seeing what other can not see. If that kind person dey there na him be say recruitment idon take itself finish. Nothing remain for the masses.

      • Burbank

        Ibrahim Magu must nailed Mike Okiro soon.
        After Dasuki Sambo, not many individual can claimed the title to have committed so many serious frauds with the magnitude that Okiro had, and still roam free with impunity outside Kirikiri.

  • AGA

    To the e-rats: Stop wailing, it is an opportunity for you to be employed

    • ita ekpo

      Employ who! You youself go try na him you go know say that recruitment is paper employment.

  • This is good news.

    • ita ekpo

      Go try you go know say good news idon turn to who to know.

  • ita ekpo

    Even police like let them recruited one million can not stop them from man know man and bribery before you can recruit. They have style to use on you. Either you are not tall or come back 2morrow. That is what I went through after I finished school. If president of Nigeria can makomako for his people how much more the ordinary people where no get God father. Their recruitment no dey shake me ooo.

  • emmanuel samuel

    even me i aply hooo but i dont know how to go about it