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Nigeria set to recruit new generation of police officers, to screen 416,270 constables

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Nigeria is set to recruit a new generation of police officers, as the Police Service Commission (PSC) is set to screen 416,270 prospective constables.

According to PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, in a press release dated Thursday, December, 21, the police constable applicants screening will commence January 8, 2024.

The Police Recruitment Board approved the date for the commencement of the screening for successful applicants for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Board, after a meeting on Thursday at the Corporate Headquarters of the Police Service Commission in Jabi, Abuja, took several decisions in respect of the next stages of the recruitment exercise.

According to Mr. Ani, at the close of the Recruitment Portal early this Month, 416,270 Nigerian youths were found to have satisfied the initial requirements for the next stage of the exercise.

The successful applicants are made up of 315,065 for General Duty and 101,205 for specialist cadre.

The successful candidates are expected to receive their letters of invitation on or before the 23rd of December 2023.

The exercise will include both physical and credential screening to be conducted in the applicants state of origin.

The Board further directed the candidates invited for the screening to come with original copies of their certificates and other credentials including letters of attestation from their Local Government Chairmen and/or traditional rulers.

Other stages of the recruitment process include computer based test (CBT) which will hold after the screening exercise and Medical examination.

Ani said that the dates for the stages of the exercise would be announced in due course.

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Meanwhile, after the closure of the recruitment portal, Kaduna State with 31,117 successful applicants tops the list, followed by Adamawa with 29,848, Benue, 25,346, Borno 24,854, Katsina 24,239 and Bauchi 22,958.

Other states with high successful applicants are Kano, 21,006, Niger, 17,959, Gombe17,493, Yobe, 17,207, Nasarawa, 16,284, Jigawa, 16,00, Taraba, 15,622, Plateau, 15,389 and Kebbi, 12,917.

Anambra State with 1,141 has the least successful applicants nationwide, followed by Ebonyi, 1,537, Lagos, 1,775 and Abia, 2,110.

PSC stated that the entire recruitment exercise is free and will be based on merit and performance.


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