Police say 338,227 candidates scale first hurdle for recruitment

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

The leadership of the Police Service Commission (PSC), the body charged with the responsibility of recruiting personnel into the force has stated that it has shortlisted 338,227 applicants for the second phase of the process that would lead to their recruitment into the force.

According to the commission, the lucky applicants who are expected to fill the 10,000 vacancies in the force were the ones picked from the 911,438 that applied online for recruitment into force.

Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro  disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday however added that screening of successful applicants would begin on June 6in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Giving a breakdown of the figure, Okiro explained that 44,661 were shortlisted for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), 87,736 for Cadet Inspector and 205,830 for Police Constables.

“I would like to emphasise that the initial shortlisting of applicants was done electronically. Invitation letters were also sent to successful applicants through SMS and to their personal email addresses.”

He, however, warned applicants against fake letters from criminal elements, saying “the invitation stated the date for each person’s screening and venue of the screening.


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