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Police recruitment: Commission releases names of successful applicants

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has released names of successful applicants for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force in the Federal Government’s 10,000 policemen recruitment programme.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said the candidates comprised of 500 cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), 500 cadet Inspectors and, 7,500 constables.

Mr. Ani said that names of the successful applicants had been uploaded on the websites of commission and the Nigeria Police Force.

He said the commission also concluded the recruitment of 80 per cent of the 1,500 specialists into the force.

Mr. Ani said the commission shortlisted applicants who applied under some disciplines that required further professional and expert interview.

He said the disciplines included engineering, laboratory science and community health.

Mr. Ani said the exercise was based on merit, federal character and geographical spread, adding that all successful candidates went through the required processes.

“These include state screening which involved the screening of credentials of the candidates and physical screening such as height, sight, chest, etc,” he said.

He said that the commission electronically received a total of 911,438 applications comprising 262,462 for cadet ASP, 211,832 for cadet inspector and 437,144 for constable.

“A total of 338,250 applicants were later shortlisted, also electronically, and invited for screening at the state commands of the Nigeria Police Force.

“This figure was made up of 44,684 shortlisted for cadet ASP, 87,736 for cadet inspector and 205,830 for constable.

“This process was followed through from command to zone and finally, the national level, where the successful candidates were selected,” he said.

He said that the commission was guided by its enabling law, recruitment guidelines and the federal character as enshrined in the constitution.(NAN)

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  1. Wada Siba Hadejia

    Good news!


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