The Police Service Commission on Tuesday released the list of 10,000 successful candidates for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.
In a statement, the commission said the recruits comprised of 500 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police, 500 Cadet Inspectors and 7,500 Constables.
Spokesman for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, in the statement explains that the PSC had also concluded the recruitment of 80 per cent of 1,500 specialists expected to be recruited into the Force, noting that Nigerians who applied for some disciplines that required further professional/expert interview, had been shortlisted.
The statement reads in part; “These include engineering, laboratory scientists and technicians and community health officers. Date for the interview will soon be communicated to the shortlisted candidates.”
It adds that the exercise was based on merit, Federal Character principle and geographical spread. 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.
The PSC spokesman says the process was followed through from command to zone and finally, the national level, where the successful candidates were selected. He says the commission was guided by its enabling law, recruitment guidelines and the federal character as enshrined in the constitution.
The commssion stated:
“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.
“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.”