PSC Announces 10,000 Successful Candidates for Police Recruitment

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved and announced the names of 10,000 successful applicants for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The commission announced the names of the successful applicants yesterday after receiving the report of the Police Recruitment Board. 9,000 applicants were reported to be approved for recruitment for General Duty while 1,000 other applicants were recruited for the Specialists cadre.

The PSC explained that to ensure fairness and justice in the recruitment process, it worked with relevant stakeholders, including the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the National Assembly, and the Federal Character Commission (FCC). In a statement yesterday in Abuja by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, the PSC said it ensured equity in the spread of successful candidates across the 774 local government areas of the country.

The commission said it had earlier inaugurated a recruitment board – a broad-based stakeholders’ body comprising representatives of the commission, the NPF, the Ministry of Police Affairs, the FCC, police colleges, and the Police Trust Fund – to superintendent the recruitment process and report back to the commission.

It said interested Nigerian youths were invited to apply online for consideration for the subsequent stages of the exercise through paid advertisements in several national media. Interested applicants, the PSC said, were given six weeks to conclude the online applications (October 15 to November 26, 2023) in line with the Federal Character requirements.

A total of 609,886 applications, the commission said, were received while 416,323 applicants, who met the advertised requirements, were shortlisted for the second stage of the exercise – the physical and document screening.

The statement added: “This stage was held in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) between Monday, January 8 to Monday, January 29, 2024.

“The commission, after the physical and credentials screening, shortlisted 171,956 applicants who met the requirements for the Computer-Based Tests (CBT) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), an organisation renowned for its expertise in computer-based tests.”


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