Recruitment: Police release list of successful candidates

Chidi Samuel

The Police Service Commission said it had concluded the recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police Force.

In a statement on Tuesday, Ikechukwu Ani,the commission’s spokesman said the new recruits comprised of 500 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police, 500 Cadet Inspectors and 7,500 Constables. The statement that also stated that the commission has concluded the recruitment of 80 per cent of 1,500 specialists expected to be recruited into the Force.

According to the statement, “These include engineering, laboratory scientists and technicians and community health officers. Date for the interview will soon be communicated to the shortlisted candidates.”

Mr Ani further stated that the exercise was based on merit, Federal Character principle and geographical spread, insisting all the successful candidates went through the processes put in place for the exercise, including verification of their credentials and physical screening of height, sight, chest and so on.

He said, “At the end of the six weeks period, a total of 911,438 applications comprising 262,462 applicants for Cadet ASPs, 211,832 applicants for Cadet Inspectors and 437,144 applicants for Constables were received electronically.

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“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 ASPs, 87,736 for Cadet Inspectors and 205,830 for Constables.”

Meanwhile, the names of successful applicants have been uploaded in the commission’s website,www.psc.gov.ng and the Nigeria Police Force website, www.npf.gov.ng