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Police Recruitment:  8500 Applicants Successful

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The Police Service Commission, PSC, has released names of 8,500 successful applicants for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.

The employment is part of the Federal Government’s 10,000 policemen recruitment programme.

The successful applicants included 500 cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police, 500 cadet Inspectors, and 7,500 constables.

A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said that names of the successful applicants had been uploaded on the websites of the commission and the Nigeria Police Force.

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

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

He pointed out that the disciplines included engineering, laboratory science and community health.

Ani said that 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.

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