The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, Friday, alerted Nigerians about scammers prowling around tricking people into fake recruitment programmes.
“The Nigeria Police is currently not recruiting,” the IGP declared through a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, PRO, Commissioner of Police Frank Mba.
“Members of the public who are desirous of joining the Nigeria Police Force or who had earlier participated in some stages of the suspended 2020 Recruitment exercise, are therefore advised to exercise patience and beware of unscrupulous persons currently promoting/advancing fraudulent recruitment schemes online with intent to misleading and defrauding these (prospective) applicants.
“This clarification is coming on the heels of the proliferation of fake recruitment portals and schemes on the internet falsely claiming that the Nigeria Police Force has commenced the 2021 Police Constables Recruitment exercise.
“The general public is hereby advised that, as is customary with the Nigeria Police Force, every recruitment process of the Force commences with an official statement and advertisement in relevant mass media platforms, with detailed information on processes and procedures. This the Force will do as soon as it is set for the exercise.
“Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigation aimed at unravelling and prosecuting the orchestrators of these bogus and fraudulent recruitment schemes.”