The Police Service Commission (PSC) has shortlisted 338,227 applicants out of the 911,438 candidates, who successfully applied for the 10,000 advertised positions for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.
This is even as the list showed that the state with the highest number of applicants is Benue with a total of 29,565, closely followed by Kogi, with 19,802 candidates; while FCT has the least with 2,692, closely followed by Lagos, with 2,794 candidates.
Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, the chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro said the screening exercise will commence on Monday, June 6 and is expected to end in the first week of July.
Okiro said: “Our forecast is that the exercise which will commence on June 6, should end by the first week in July but we cannot give the exact date now.”
While giving update of the recruitment process, Okiro said: “At the closure of the recruitment portal, a total of 911,438 candidates had successfully applied for employment into the advertised three entry points, the Nigeria Police Constable, Inspector and Assistant Superintendent of Police.
“Out of this number, 262,426 applied for Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), 211,832, For Cadet Inspector, and 437,144 for Constables.
“It was the decision of the Commission that the recruitment exercise should be transparent with equal opportunities to all Nigerians who are interested in pursuing a career in the Nigeria Police Force.”