Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has tasked commissioners of police and other senior officers nominated to serve as heads of Police Recruitment Screening Committee in the 37 Commands of the Federation and warned them to be thorough and above board and ensure that the screening exercise, which will commence with effect from Monday, May, 7, 2018 is smooth, hitch free and devoid of any form of corrupt practice.
Represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development, DIG Emmanuel Inyang psc (+), the IGP further warned the officers that will be participating in the screening exercise to remain impartial and ensure transparency. The Force PRO, ACP Jimoh Moshood, who stated this in a press statement, noted that, “For the first time, successful candidates, after the physical screening, will undergo a written aptitude test to be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure transparency and get the best out of the candidates.
“Furthermore, medical examination will be conducted for each candidate in the following areas before final selection: visual assessment, which covers far and near visual acuity, binocular vision, colour vision, visual field testing and pathology; general medical test which covers blood pressure, sugar, body mass index, Hepatitis B and C, HIV screening, Tuberculosis, antigen in serum and pregnancy test (for women only) and psychological evolution of the candidates which covers psychological interview, personality and integrity as well as drug screening.
” The statement also stated that the inspector general of police also directed that the deputy inspector general of police, Training and Development, to embark on monitoring and assessment of the exercise throughout the 36 states and the FCT to ensure that the exercise is carried out in line with best practices.