The Police Service Commission (PSC), has put on hold the ongoing recruitment process into the constable cadre of the Nigerian Police Force.
Police said the move is to enable it finalise the remaining stages of the exercise.
Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of PSC, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, appealed to the affected applicants to be patient and wait for further directives from the commission.
He called on those who participated in the recruitment process up to the aptitude test level, to ignore any list or information on the exercise emanating from outside the commission.
According to him, it is the constitutional responsibility of the commission to recruit Nigerians into the police force, whether as constables, cadet inspectors or cadet assistant superintendent of police.
He said that the commission would not abdicate the all-important mandate, adding that “it will resist any attempt to ambush the ongoing recruitment exercise or dilute its content.”
Ani stated that any attempt to ambush the process would be an offence to the commission and waste of national resources.
It would be recalled that the commission had on August 3, conducted aptitude tests for the 80,724 shortlisted candidates for the recruitment exercise nationwide.
The commission had earlier shortlisted a total of 210,150 candidates from the 315,032 applications received at the close of its recruitment portal on January 11.
President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated the commission to recruit 10,000 Nigerians into the force.