The Police Service Commission has reiterated that no part of this country has been marginalized in the promotion of officers of the Nigeria Police Force. The Commission also noted that promotion in the Police Force is guided by defined rules and regulations that have nothing to do with ethnic or religious considerations.
The Force by its Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, on Wednesday made this known in a press statement that the Commission has sanitized the processes of recruitment, promotion and discipline in the Force and has ensured that all processes are also governed by established rules and regulations.
“It is on record that the Commission has contributed in ensuring sanity in the recruitment of qualified Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force where the principle of federal character is now considered alongside merit.
“The Commission is a product of the 1999 Constitution as amended and further consolidated by the Police Service Commission (Establishment) Act, 2001. It met at inception in 2001, a recruitment process that needed to be made more transparent and inclusive through respect for the federal character principles such as advertisement of recruitment exercise, observance of equality of states and merit,” he said
The Commission also advised that Nigerians from all the states of the country should encourage their wards to not only show interest in all levels of recruitment into the force, but on being successful in getting in and also striving to remain in the Force so that they don’t create future problems for their geopolitical zone of not having representation at critical levels of the force.