Police Screening Exercise DIG Inyang Commends A’Ibom


By Abasiofiok Inyang

The Deputy Inspector General Of Police (DIG) in charge of Training and Development at the Force Headquarters, Mr. Emmanuel Inyang has disclosed that the current recruitment of men into the Force will be most transparent in order to get the best out of the candidates and in line with the present administration policy of transparency.
DIG Inyang stated this last Friday at the Akwa Ibom Command Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia while on a visit to monitor the screening exercise in the State.
Inyang, who is also the DIG in charge of South South Zone expressed satisfaction in the manner that the State Command is carryout the screening, noting that only the best candidates will be recruited into the force after physical and mental test.
He stated that after physical screening, visual assessment which covers far and near visual acuity, binocular vision, colour vision, visual field testing and pathology as well as general medical tests which covers blood pressure, sugar, body mass, hepatitis B and C, HIV screening, tuberculosis, antigen, psychological evolution, among others.
The Senior Police Officer further disclosed that after physical screening, successful candidates will undergo a written aptitude test to be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, thus, no business as usual in bringing new men into the Force.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had recently ordered that 6,000 officers should be recruited into the Force to help increase the personnel of the Force that is currently about 300,000. However, The Sensor learnt that 133,000 Nigerians applied for the recruitment and Akwa Ibom State alone have over 6,000 applicants.
Meanwhile, some of the applicants who spoke with our correspondent, expressed satisfaction on the manner that the screening was being conducted.
They particularly thanked the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi for giving them equal opportunity at the screening exercise. They expressed the hope that with the transparent nature in carrying out the screening they will make it into the Force.



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