A large crowd has gathered at the Police College, Kaduna venue of the second phase of the ongoing recruitment 10, 000 policemen into the nation’s Police Force to reinforce the police for better service.
Our correspondent who visited the venue of the recruitment in Kaduna reports that even though the police commissioner said it did not anticipate any crowd as successful applicants would be invited batch by batch after collation of the names, the scenario at the venue is different as applicants have trooped in from their various states to partake in the exercise.
Over three hundred thousand candidates have been shortlisted for the second phase of the recruitment excercise to be done in the 36 states of the Federation and Abuja.
A cross section of applicants in Kaduna who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity decried the way and manner the exercise is being conducted and called on the appropriate authorities to look into the matter.
“The crowd here is too much. So many people have been fainting because of the crowd and the heat. There is this particular woman that fainted here earlier. People had to get sachets of water, and we continuously poured it on her to resuscitate her. Even finding a way to check names on the list is a death trap because the exercise is not well organised.
“Unfortunately, it is only when we came here that we were told that if we have not received a text or email from the commission that we are not required to be at the venue. Some of our colleagues have seen their names but they have not received emails, while some have received emails, but have not seen their names on the list pasted. The whole thing is just disjointed,” according to a source.
They said they had resigned to fate, adding that “the way the exercise is going, we believe that those who will eventually get the jobs are not struggling here with us, but are lying in their beds waiting to be called upon and handed over their appointment letters.”