The 2016 police recruitment that was conceived to be free of irregularities and the first of its kind in the history of police recruitment in Nigeria had been hijacked.
Over 300 Assistant Superintended of Police (ASP) and Inspector Cadets specialist for interview and over 200 ASP and inspector cadets on reserved were short-changed after their names were published last year in national dailies.
An entirely new list had been compiled underground by the Police Service Commission and sent to the training camps.
Consequently, people who did not even participate in the recruitment exercise are being admitted into training camps.
The truth was divulged when a group of the successful applicants that were placed on hold since December, 2016 for an interview which never held went to the Police Service Commission Secretariat headquarters in Abuja on Monday, 27th February, this year on fact finding mission.
The General Secretary, the special adviser, and the second in command to the chairman of the commission could not defend this. It was discovered that the Commission’s chairman, Mike Okiro was outside the country at the time of the visitation.
Nigeria Labour Congress, Ministry of employment, Human Right Activists should please look into this matter. Our rights cannot be traded! Enough of nepotism!! ‘We no go gree’!!!