We Need People Who Are Mentally Mobile With Fertile Mind And Can Relate With The Public – Arase
As the screening of candidates for selection for the next stage of the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force ends tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr Solomon Arase has declared that what the nation needs now are Policemen who are mentally mobile with fertile minds and who can relate with the public.
In a statement on Tuesday, 30th January 2024 signed by the PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said that Arase spoke in Abuja on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 when he paid a courtesy visit to the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede and the Management team of the Agency where he discussed the needed conditions for the examination body to conduct the Computer based tests for the Constable applicants.
Arase who also led the Management team of the Commission to the Meeting noted that the Police Force he joined 42 years ago was knowledge-based with Officers who can relate with the public and engender love and confidence.
He told the Registrar that there is a need for a paradigm shift in the recruitment of Nigerian youths into the Force, adding that if the Commission can get 50 per cent highflyers with this recruitment, the progression to a better and effective Police Service would have started. He added that mentally mobile Policemen will have self-confidence and be capable of discharging their duties creditably.
Arase announced that going forward, the JAMB computer-based tests will be done first before the screening exercises so that those with questionable certificates will be weeded out if they cannot defend the certificates they brandish. “We want to give Nigerians Policemen who should be able to hold their own and with constant training, the sky will be their limit.”
The JAMB Register eulogised the PSC Chairman on his track record of leadership accomplishments and noted that he is happy to associate with him and the project of giving Nigeria brand new and qualitative Police Officers who will serve the nation with dignity.
He advised that the recruitment exercise should take note of the peculiarities of our diverse population and get the best for every state and zone.