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PSC VS POLICE: Police snubs court ruling, releases 2019 names for recruitment

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Authorities of the Nigeria Police on Friday demonstrated defiance to the Judiciary when they released the names of successful candidates in the 2019 recruitment exercise.

The development negated the recent ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ordered Police and the Police Service Commission to stay action on the recruitment pending the determination of a suit filed by the force against the PSC on the matter.

According to a tweet on the Nigeria Police verified Twitter handle @PoliceNG the force wrote: “List of successful candidates in the 2019 recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force, 24th October, 2019.

”The IGP has vetted and given approval for the release of the final and authenticated list of successful candidates who participated in the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force. Below is the list of successful candidates: https://www.npf.gov.ng/information/index.php”

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In the link, under general instructions, the successful candidates were requested to report at the police colleges/training schools indicated against their states.

It was also learnt that the force said training and documentation shall commence on Monday, October 28 and closes on Friday, November 1. Failure to report for training within the stipulated time will mean that the candidate had declined the offer.

Ripples Nigeria had reported that the Federal High Court, Abuja, had last Wednesday, ordered the Inspector General (I-G) of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Police Service Commission (PSC) to maintain a status quo on the ongoing recruitment of 10, 000 officers.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order at the hearing of the case brought by the PSC against the IGP.

The judge also adjourned the matter till Nov. 4 for mention.

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