The Nigeria Police Recruitment 2018 PSC shortlists 338227 of applicants, Nigerian Police Service Commission (PSC) has on Thursday announced the shortlisted of 338,227 applicants out of the total of 911,438 that applied for the 2016 Nigerian Police Force recruitment exercise.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Police Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro, has disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja yesterday; he said that the screening exercise of all the successful applicants would begin on the 6th October 2017 in all the 36 states of the federation and also at the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja.
The Commissioner Mr. Mike Okiro has explained that 44,661 were shortlisted for the position of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), while 87,736 for Cadet Inspector and the number of 205,830 for Police Constables positions.
Mr. Mike also said in quote “I would like to emphasise that the initial shortlisting of applicants was done electronically.
“All those that have gotten “Invitation letters” were also sent to successful applicants through text message through the phone number that the applied with and also to their personal email addresses the used during when they were filling the form.”
He also warned all the applicants against fake letters from scammers, fraudster’s/419 People, stressing that “the invitation states the date of each person’s for the screening and the person’s venue of the screening.
“All the Applicants will be grouped according to their local government and the date fixed for their screening exercise.”
The chairman said that the purpose of doing this is to avoid overcrowding in the venue and also for meticulous exercise.
He warned all that no applicant would be admitted into any venue or appears on any date that is allocated to him or her as it might cause disqualifier the applicant.
The Commissioner also added that after the screening exercise, all the successful candidates will be invited to a zonal screening that will hold in the 12 police zonal headquarters in the country.
Mr. Mike Okiro told the news agency that the national interview take place at Abuja FCT, where for those who was successful at the zonal screening, would be interviewed before any other thing.
He noted that the recruitment has been transparent since the online application and submission of forms started there was not much issue; Mr. Mike said that he will want to re-emphasis that the Commission will be guided by the rules and regulation guiding the Nigerian Police and that it will be free and fair recruitment screening exercise, transparent and he need to do is to ensure that the process is by merit-driven.
“As a commission by federal government, the police have collectively and by individually sworn to make this project a huge success to all applicant.
“He also said that the Nigeria Police needs the best, especially now that the nation is engaged in several battles in the country.”
Mr. Femi Adenaike, known as the Assistant Inspector-General of the Nigerian Police in charge of training, has said that all training schools and colleges have been rehabilitated.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports said that the number of 262,426 applicants that applied for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), 211,832 applied for Cadet Inspector of Police and 437,144 applied for Police Constables.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen into the country, Nigerian Police Force to reinforce the police for better service in the nation.
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