Police Service Commission, on Tuesday, suspended the recruitment process of constables into the Nigeria Police Force.
The commission action comes less than 24 hours after the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, kicked against an advertorial on recruitment into the Force.
The IGP had in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, urged Nigerians to disregard the advertorial placed in some national dailies.
But the PSC in its reaction on Tuesday, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed the existence of some unresolved issues between the NPF and the commission, assuring that the matter would be ironed out as soon as possible.
Ani advised Nigerians interested in joining the Force not to apply yet to give the Commission the time to settle its differences with the Police high command.
The PSC statement read, ”The Police Service Commission notes the publication of the Nigeria Police Force with regard to the 2022 Constable recruitment exercise.
“The Commission wishes to state that all contending issues around the exercise will be resolved between the two parties in the interest of the nation.
”All interested applicants and other Nigerians desirous of a career in the Nigeria Police Force should exercise patience while these issues are being resolved.
”The commission will continue to strive to give Nigerians a Police Force they will be proud of.”
Recall that the commission had in the past sued the NPF and a former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for conducting the recruitment exercise of 10,000 constables in 2019, but the issue was later resolved.
The disagreement at that time was whether it was the responsibility of the PSC or the NPF to handle the recruitment process.