The Nigeria Police Force will be looking forward to recruit young talented athletes in her forthcoming recruitment exercise.
According to a release from the Force Public Relations Department, the application for the recruitment exercise will be done online, via www.policerecruitment.gov.ng.
It will be for young Nigerians who have passion for the Force and fall within the ages of 17-25 years.
However, Head Coach of the National Athletics of the Nigeria Police ASP Aliyu Solomon, has hinted Sports Intelligence Magazine that the force will be on the lookout for talented athletes during the recruitment exercise.
Aliyu started by telling our correspondent that :“It is a general duty recruitment exercise”. “All interested athletes who are qualified and wish to have a career with the Police Force can apply”.
“They will be selected and released for sports only after their basic training”.
Aliyu further charged Coaches who identify young talents in their various sports to encourage them to apply.
“Coaches should serve as a medium of information to their athletes on this” he added. “They should inform athletes, particularly when the athletes do not have access to this information”.
A delighted Aliyu concluded by saying: “No one can tell the next Olympic gold medalist for Nigeria may be one of the new recruits”.
Sports Intelligence Magazine further gathered from the statement that applicants who meet the requirement from the online registration would be invited for physical screening/ examination at all State Commands, including the FCT.
The invitation for the physical screening/examination will hold from 24th August, 2020 to 30th August, 2020. The exercise also will be strictly carried out in conformity with the Covid-19 prevention protocols.
Names of successful candidates will be published in selected national newspapers and other platforms on September 14th, 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force has a record of producing renowned athletes who have made Nigeria proud. With names such as Chioma Ajunwa, Julius Aghahowa, late Sunday Bada amongst others excelling at global showpieces.