Recruitment: We need mentally mobile people, fertile minds, can relate with public, says Police Service Commission Chairman, Arase
Dr. Solomon Arase
By Anthony Maliki, Abuja
As the screening of candidates for selection for the next stage of the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force ends tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31, 2024, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, retired Inspector General of Police has declared that what the nation needs now are Policemen who are mentally mobile with fertile minds and who can relate with the public.
He spoke in Abuja Tuesday, January 30, 2024 when he paid a courtesy visit on the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, and the Management team of the Agency where he discussed the needed conditions for the examination body to conduct the Computer-based tests for the Constable applicants.
This was contained in a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations PSC.
Dr. Arase who also led the Management team of the Commission to the Meeting noted that the Police Force he joined 42 years ago was knowledge-based with Officers who can relate with the public and engender love and confidence.
He told the Registrar that there is need for a paradigm shift in the recruitment of Nigerian youths into the Force, adding that if the Commission can get 50 percent high flyers with this recruitment, the progression to a better and effective Police Service would have started. He added that mentally mobile Police men will have self confidence and capable of discharging their duties creditably.
He announced that going forward, the JAMB computer based tests will be done first before the screening exercises so that those with questionable certificates will be weeded out if they can not defend the certificates they brandish. “we want to give Nigerians Police men who should be able to hold their own and with constant training, the sky will be their limit.”
The JAMB Register eulogiesed the PSC Chairman on his track record of leadership accomplishments and noted that he is happy to associate with him and the project of giving Nigeria a brand new and qualitative Police Officers who will serve the nation with dignity.
He advised that the recruitment exercise should take note of the peculiarities of our diverse population and get the best for every state and zone.