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The Police Service Commission said
it had concluded the recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police
Force.

This, it said, was in fulfillment
of the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari at a Security Summit in Abuja,
that the Federal Government would inject 10,000 men into the Force.

A statement on Tuesday in Abuja by
the commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, stated that the recruits comprised
of 500 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police, 500 Cadet Inspectors and
7,500 Constables.

The PSC further explained that it
had also concluded the recruitment of 80 per cent of 1,500 specialists expected
to be recruited into the Force, noting that Nigerians who applied for some
disciplines that required further professional/expert interview, had been
shortlisted.

“These include engineering,
laboratory scientists and technicians and community health officers. Date for
the interview will soon be communicated to the shortlisted candidates,” the
commission said.

The statement added that the
exercise was based on merit, Federal Character principle and geographical
spread.

It stated that all the successful
candidates went through the processes put in place for the exercise, including
verification of their credentials and physical screening of height, sight,
chest and so on.

The statement read, “At the end of
the six weeks period, a total of 911,438 applications comprising 262,462
applicants for Cadet ASPs, 211,832 applicants for Cadet Inspectors and 437,144
applicants for Constables were received electronically.

“A total of 338,250 applicants were
later shortlisted also electronically and invited for screening at the state
commands of the Nigeria Police Force. This figure was made up of 44,684
shortlisted for Cadet ASPs, 87,736 for Cadet Inspectors and 205,830 for
Constables.”

Meanwhile, the names of successful
applicants have been uploaded in the commission’s website, www.psc.gov.ng and
the Nigeria Police Force website, www.npf.gov.ng

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