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Nigerian Police Recruitment: 5 Reasons to Apply

I started typing this post as soon as I stopped talking with a friend of mine. My friend is a police officer and has been in force for some years now.

Actually, a brother needed help regards the ongoing recruitment. My friend was quick to tell me that even without any help, more applicants will be considered this year. He, however, warned us to apply as soon as possible.

Below were what I deduced from our 15 minutes of talk.

1. Federal Government Targets Another 10,000 police officers

Even last year, when about 10,000 men were recruited, more people around us were favored. And now that we have more to consider, we should be optimistic that more applicants who can give this a trial will be considered.

Don’t forget that 10,000 candidates were already gone among people interested in NPF jobs in the last year. Competition may not be as usually tense this time that they need more officers.

See also: Nigerian Army (NA) Recruitment form is out. See Website, Procedures, and Closing Date

2. Police Salary has been Increased

In case you don’t know, the Nigerian Policemen are now in jubilation as FG recently approved increment in their enumerations. With about a 100% increase in salary, this could be the right time to join the force.

Most people look down on this security force because of the inadequate care from the government. If this administration aims higher for them, you'd best join now.

3. More Doors of Assistances Likely to Open

This is the time of the year when politicians will be asking us if we need helps. We chase them around until the time they need us for the election. Now, they are here looking for people to help so they can win more hearts.

Won’t you be disappointed, if, after the closing date, some politicians are asking for the print-outs from those who applied but didn't apply?

You will find the following post resourceful if you want to apply now.

  1. Nigerian Police Recruitment Form is Out. See Qualifications, Positions, and How to Apply
  2. Police Recruitment: Required Documents/Items for the Application.
  3. After Obtaining the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) Form, What Next?

4. A Few People Will Apply for Constables

We all know the nature of Nigerian job seekers. People don't want to consider positions below their education and qualifications. This is one of the reasons thousands of such candidates will remain on the street until they start to notice gray hairs.

The latest openings are just for the SSCE holders, of course. Only a few will want to file in for that. After all, it's just recruits!

A reminder here for the graduates - Bsc, HND, ND, or NCE holders! Nothing is practically wrong with you if you can still use your WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB to apply for the post below your qualification. What everybody wants, in the end, is a paying job.

However, if after a few years such an opportunity opens, you can quit the police job or upgrade your post with the higher qualification you possess.

If you think the commission will open applications for cadet inspectors and inspectors any time soon, you're wrong. All through 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, only constable forms were made open - be warned!

5. Most People Won't Be Able to Apply Because of NIN

One major fear of prospective applicants is the rate at which people are seeking jobs lately. Then, you're likely to quit because you don't have a connection. Mind you, there is more to the application than connection.

The National Identification Number (the number on the National ID card) will be required for this application. However, many intending applicants don't have it yet. Some had applied for the National ID card but had yet to collect the permanent one with NIN. Some had not applied at all.

Meanwhile, many candidates trying to start the applications had been shut out because once the system detected any defects or errors on your national ID errors, the application form would not open for you.

With respect to that, for some candidates, their local government names didn't show in their records, for some recorded heights in the National ID cards are lower than the force's requirement, and for some, their ages are higher than the ages required.

In this case, only a few prospective applicants who already have their NINs (with the right information) will be able to fill in the forms in the first place. As a result, this will broaden your chances as there won't be much competition.

Best of luck!

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  1. I really appreciate it

    1. Thank for appreciating the good work here. Wishing you luck too!

  2. Hamzat Oluwatobi Segun15 June 2022 at 09:46

    Thanks a bunch. How can we be notify if the recruitment portal is open ?

    1. Be visiting the link below from time to time to know when new applications open.

      You should also subscribe to be receiving updates from my blog.


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