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NIGERIAN POLICE SHORTLIST 338,000 OUT OF 911,000 APPLICANTS TO JOIN THE FORCE

Nigeria’s Police Service Commission (PSC) says it has shortlisted 338,227 applicants out of the 911,438 who applied to join the Nigeria Police Force.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro, told a media conference here Thursday that the screening of successful applicants would begin on June 6 in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Okiro explained that 44,661 candidates were shortlisted for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) positions, 87,736 for cadet Inspectors 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 said.

He warned applicants against fake letters from criminal elements, stressing that “the invitation states the date for each person’s screening and venue of the screening”. Applicants will be grouped according to their local government areas and a date fixed for their screening.

The chairman said that this was to avoid overcrowding the venues. No applicant would be admitted into any venue or appear on any date other than those allocated to him or her.

Okiro added that after the screening, successful candidates would be invited to a zonal screening to be held in the 12 police zonal headquarters in the country.

He said the national interview would be held in Abuja, where those who are successful at the zonal screening would be interviewed.

Source: Nam News Network