The Nigerian Police have placed a ban preventing individuals with tattoo on their bodies from participating in the ongoing nationwide recruitment into the force.
Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Spokesman of the Enugu command, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday, said that the measure was part of the rules for the recruitment.
The spokesman said that procedures for the screening process had already been put in place by the authorities and that those shortlisted for the interview had been communicated through their contact address.
“The present recruitment is for degree holders and will last for three weeks and after that, the selected ones will proceed for the written interview.
“Over aged people, tattooed persons, falsified results, statement of results over five years and people with some physical impediments will be disqualified from the exercise,” he said.
Amaraizu said that the number of applicants shortlisted in Enugu State, would only be determined after the exercise.
“All I know is that 10,000 people will be recruited nationwide but I do not know the number of those that will be recruited in Enugu zone.
“We have started and you can see that it is going on peacefully.
“The exercise is done in batches to avoid any form of rush or stampede.
“This command will screen the applicants thoroughly to ensure that the best get the Job,” he said.
Kingsley Kenechukwu, one of the shortlisted candidates at the venue, was in high spirit after scaling through the first step of achieving his dream. He said he had always dreamt of becoming a policeman to defend and fight for his country.
“I am happy that the recruitment is transparent and peaceful,” he said.
Samson Okeke, another applicant, who spoke with NAN, said he was happy that the exercise was going on well but observed that more personnel were needed to hasten the process.
“The exercise is not moving fast as I expected and I wish more personnel would be deployed to accommodate more applicants,” Okeke said.