Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith has stepped down from his position.The head of Information of the force, Ikechukwu Ani, established his resignation to the News Agency of Nigeria. He also mentioned that an official statement will be released soon.
According to reports, Mr Smith Musiliu wrote a resignation letter which has been passed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Justice Clara Ogunbiyi retired, representing the judiciary at the commission is expected to come into his office. However, there has been a back and forth between over which body has the right to conduct the recruitment into the Force. This has been between the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, and the Police Service Commission over the 2022 Police recruitment exercise for 10,000 Constables.
The Police Service Commission last month, opened its portal for the recruitment of police for the year 2022 and advertised the recruitment in a national daily. In response to the advert, the Nigeria Police Force in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi asked Nigerians to disregard the advertisement and recruitment process.
He said the advert had no connection with the Nigeria Police Force and was not related to the police recruitment process.
The statement read, “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 a National Daily of Thursday August 11, 2022 by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
“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 – http://www.recruitment.psc.gov.ng – 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.
“The Nigeria Police Force thereby assures well-meaning Nigerians that the commencement of the 2022 recruitment exercise will be announced via the official police e-recruitment website – https://policerecruitment.gov.ng, the Nigeria Police Force official website – https://www.npf.gov.ng, and advertisements on national dailies and official police social media accounts as and when due.”