THE Police Service Commission, PSC, has released names of successful 8,500 applicants for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force in line with the federal government’s 10,000 policemen recruitment programme.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, December 6, Ikechukwu Ani, head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, said that the candidates comprised 500 cadet assistant superintendents of Police, ASP, 500 cadet inspectors and, 7,500 constables.
Ani said that names of the successful applicants had been uploaded on the websites of commission and the Nigeria Police Force.
Besides, the PSC spokesman said that the commission had also concluded the recruitment of 80 percent of the 1,500 specialists into the force.
According to him, the commission has shortlisted applicants who applied under some disciplines that required further professional and expert interview. The disciplines included engineering, laboratory science and community health.
Ani insisted that the recruitment 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.
— Dec 6, 2016 @ 16:50 GMT