IN SHORT: The Nigerian police recruitment window for 2023 has not yet opened. Any messages claiming otherwise are false. The force has asked the public to keep an eye on its official website and social media accounts for updates.
A police constable is the lowest rank of officer in the force.
The message reads: “Recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force as constables for the year 2023 has commenced. In line with this exercise, which aims to recruit 10,000 constables, the Nigerian police force has scheduled physical and credential screening for August 24 to September 6.”
But is this a legitimate recruitment ad by the Nigerian police? We checked.
‘Message is fake’
On 9 July 2023, the Nigerian police warned that the ad was fake and not from the force.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby urges the public to disregard a recent police recruitment advertisement circulating on social media platforms. The Force wishes to reiterate and inform well-meaning members of the public that it has not commenced the 2022/23 Police Constables recruitment into the Nigerian Police Force contrary to the fake publication,” it wrote on Facebook.
The statement was signed by the force's public relations officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
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