The Nigerian Police force has announced that it will subject successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise, to compulsory polygraph test (lie detector Test). This test will be in addition to the general background check, biometrics, medical, physical examination, aptitude, oral and psychological tests.
The commission, planning to recruit 10,000 personnel, have shortlisted 110, 469 out of the 338,250 candidates for the aptitude tests from the 991,438 applications received.
The Polygraph test is aimed at ensuring that candidates are not of questionable character and their behaviours conform with standard rules of behaviour expected of an officer to be recruited into the Force.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris said that no candidate will be admitted for training at the Police academy and colleges without undergoing these prescribed tests.
Meanwhile here are some hilarious reactions as seen online:
One Drews_African_Barbie wrote “Lie gini?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Nigerians will pass it with Flying colors, na today keep wasting time and money”
While one Softalvin wrote “The lies in their mouth will spoil the machine”
And one akolisa_x wrote “They should be careful before someone steals the machine”
Tonysoprano101 wrote “A polygraph test is not 100 percent accurate and anyone who is tensed and anxious is not gonna pass it and more over it was designed for high profile cases. So to the NPF, who are you guys deceiving or this is just another case of stealing public funds.”
Adenike Babalola said “Good one….they can’t catch them all but it will definitely reduce the number of liars…”
While Just Andrea wrote “First find out how much it’ll cost them to get the machines n experts…why don’t they test the machines on the ogas at d top? Mumu.com”
And Imayodelemi wrote “I’ve said it several times,Polygraph test is NOT for Nigerians,An average Nigerian will pass Polygraph test even with lies,Nigerians add Passion/Emotion to lies,Especially the Females….”
Segajok said “let him start by doing the test first that he’s not trying to make some money through that’s machine idea cause its doesn’t make a damn sense to me why lie detector should used on fresher . why not on the old ones in the system.”
Kfbers, what do you think?