The Police Service Commission PSC says over 90 per cent of the applicants seeking recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force have consistently failed to score up to 30 per cent in their examinations.
The commission’s Chairman, Musliu Smith, stated this during a one-day sensitisation and town- hall meeting on the Police Recruitment Exercise in Birnin Kebbi.
Smith, whose speech was read by the Deputy Director of the commission, Hawa Komo, noted that the development called for concern.
He said it was a sad reflection of the caliber of officers that will be patrolling communities in the event that these persons actually ended up enlisted in the police.
In his remark, the Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu, said that traditional rulers should be given an opportunity to affirm the character, true identity of the applicants seeking for police job from their domains.
Earlier, Commissioner of Police, Kebbi, Musa Baba, noted that brilliant youths were eager to join the force compared to the past when intelligent citizens were running away from the force.