Olusegun Ariyo

The Lagos state police command has commenced with the screening exercise into the recruitment of constables in the state with emphases on ensuring physical fitness and thorough certificate authentification.

This disclosure was made by the Lagos State Police Public Relation officer Sp Bala Elkana and that which was sighted by Urban Express News-online.

Explaining further, Elkana said the exercise commenced at exactly 9am at the assembly hall, police college Ikeja, with a briefing of members  of the screening committee by the Lagos state commissioner of police, cp Hakeem Odumosu.

He said the committee comprises the officials of federal character commission and representatives of Lagos state government

“Members were advised to maintain professionalism and adhere strictly with the guidelines issued  by the force headquarters  on the conduct of the exercise”

Urban express had reported that the inspector general of police directed the command of every state of the federation to commence with the screening exercise with strict adherence with COVID-19 protocol coming with detail guidelines and screening methodology.

The force public relation officer, Dcp Frank Mba stated in a statement that the command of every state in the federation shall come come-up with details guidelines and methodology in their screening exercise.

Following the guidelines, every candidate was on white t-shirt and shorts while the commissioner of police addressed them on the need doing everything against falling prey of recruitment scammers who may want to lure them into parting with their money under the guise of helping them.

He referred them to the banner posted at the entrance of the screening venue with the inscription police recruitment is free and that in case of any complaint, they should call the number dedicated by the inspector general of police  for such issues (08100004507).

Elkana quoted CP Odumosu as saying that the recruitment exercise is transparent, and designed in such a way that only credible, suitable and qualified candidates are selected.

The PPRO said the head of the Lagos state recruitment committee, Deputy Commissioner of police, Bankole Lanre sikiru appreciated the commissioner of police for the massive support given to the committee.

The committee will next week, screen about three thousand candidates of Lagos state origin that applied for recruitment into the force.

He said the exercise started with candidates from Agege and Ajeromi ifelodun local governments adding that a maximum of two local governments will be screened each day.

The spokesman said the exercise was done in strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention protocol  as candidates were subjected to temperature checks, hand wash and physical distancing while the use of facemask is compulsory

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