ABUJA - The Police Service Commission assured, yesterday, that the
results of candidates, who were interviewed for positions of Cadet Inspectors
and Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police since 2007, would soon be made
known and call up letters issued to successful candidates. Permanent Secretary
of the commission, Mrs. E. B. Emuren who made the disclosure yesterday,
explained that part of the reasons for the delay in the issuance of call up
letters for successful candidates, was that the Police Colleges where they are
to be trained were in sorry states and were undergoing rehabilitation.
Her words: 'the attention of the PSC has been drawn
to several appeals for the release of the results of candidates who were
interviewed for the positions of Cadet Inspectors and Cadet Assistant
Superintendents of Police since 2007".
"The Commission wishes to state that the
conclusion of the recruitment exercise and the immediate commencement of
training for the successful candidates was one of its resolutions at its
inaugural meeting of May 23rd, 2008.
"Regrettably, the Commission had to put the
exercise on hold when it was found that the Police Academy where the Cadets are
expected to undergo training is in a poor state of disrepair".
"It is the policy of the commission to inject
into the Nigeria police force, decent and well trained policemen which can only
be produced in habitable and decent training institutions".
"The ministry of Police Affairs in
collaboration with the IGP is already working hard to put the Police Colleges
in good shape to receive the new intakes. Work has since commenced on the
repair of the facilities in the Academy".
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mike
Okiro has approved the schedule for the screening and interview of prospective
candidates to fill certain specialist branches of the Police force.
this end, there will be physical screening exercise at all state Police
commands in the federation from 25th to 30th May 2009. There will be interview
for cadet inspectors and ASP's cadres in all Police zonal commands in the
federation on 6th June 2009 and there will be final selection interview at FHQ,
Abuja for Cadet Inspectors and ASP's on 24th to 26th June 2009
Written by Kingsley Omonobi
Vanguard Tuesday, 12 May 2009