Police Recruitment Board To Screen 416,270 Constabulary Applicants January 8

By Miriam Humbe

The Police Recruitment Board has approved January 8th as the date for the commencement of screening for successful applicants for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.

This was contained in a statement signed on Thursday by the Police Service Commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani.

The Board met on Thursday at the Corporate Headquarters of the Police Service Commission in Jabi, Abuja and took several decisions in respect of the next stages of the recruitment exercise.

At the close of the Recruitment Portal early in December, 416, 270 Nigerian youths were found to have satisfied the initial requirements for the next stage of the exercise.

These successful applicants comprised of 315,065 for General Duty and 101,205 for specialist cadre.

The successful candidates are expected to receive their letters of invitation on or before the 23rd of December 2023.

This next stage of the exercise will include both physical and credentials screening to be conducted in the applicants state of origin.

The Board has further directed that candidates invited for the screening exercise were expected to come with original copies of their certificates and other credentials including letters of attestation from their Local Government Chairmen and/or their traditional rulers.

Other stages of the recruitment process included computer based test (CBT) which would hold after the screening exercise and medical examination.

Dates for these stages of the exercise would be announced in due course.

Meanwhile, after the closure of the recruitment portal, Kaduna State with 31,117 successful applicants tops the list, followed by Adamawa with 29,848; Benue, 25,346; Borno 24,854; Katsina 24,239 and Bauchi 22,958. Other states with high successful applicants are Kano, 21,006; Niger, 17,959; Gombe17,493; Yobe, 17,207; Nasarawa, 16,284; Jigawa, 16,007; Taraba, 15,622, Plateau, 15,389 and Kebbi, 12,917.

Anambra State with 1,141 has the least successful applicants nationwide, followed by Ebonyi, 1,537; Lagos, 1,775 and Abia, 2,110.

The Board demanded that candidates must conduct themselves in a manner required of Nigerian youths desirous of a career in the Nigeria Police Force, an Institution guided by strict laws and regulations and which holds discipline as a bedrock for its existence.

The Board also warned candidates to beware of fraudsters who would come with tempting promises of assisting them based on payment of certain sums of money.

The Police Commission said the entire recruitment exercise was free and would be based on merit and performance at each stage of the exercise.

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