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Police Service Commission Shortlists 10,000 Candidates For Constable, Specialist Cadres

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has shortlisted 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force for constable and specialist cadres after various scrutiny procedures.

The Commission through a statement signed by its spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani on Tuesday noted that 9,000 applicants were approved for recruitment for General Duty while 1,000 applicants were recruited for the Specialists cadre.

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With the guidance of the inaugurated recruitment board, the commission said it received a total of 609,886 applications from interested Nigerians, out of which 416,323 applicants met the advertised requirements.

The 416,323 applicants were then shortlisted for the second stage of the exercise: Physical and document screening, conducted across the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in January.

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After the physical and credentials screening, the commission shortlisted a total of 171,956 applicants who met the requirements for the Computer Based Tests (CBT) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

The statement read partly: “15,447 General duty applicants who did well in the CBT were further invited for medical screening to determine their health status.

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“The 55,645 Specialists who were shortlisted from the Physical and credentials screening were subjected to practical tests and later medical screening.

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“Each stage of the Recruitment process was carried out with a high level of scrutiny and care .

“A total of 10000 applicants made up of 9000 General Duty and 1000 Specialists were recommended for final selection.

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“The selection of specialists were done in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force on the need assessment ensuring capability and balance of geographical representation.”

The Chairman of the Commission, Solomon Arase while reacting to the development declared that the recruitment process was to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police and to reinforce its commitment to community rooted and service oriented policing.

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He said, “I am filled with optimism because these young men and women represent the future of our nation’s security and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that their journey begins on a foundation of integrity, transparency and excellence.”

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The PSC Chairman disclosed that the entire process reflected a deliberate effort to build a Police Force that is competent, reliable and truly representative of the best that Nigeria has to offer.

He noted that the final selection process was structured to ensure fairness and inclusivity with 10 candidates selected from each of the 774 local government areas as advised by the National Assembly in its Plenary decision, aimed at creating a representative and diverse Police Force.

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Arase disclosed that to uphold the highest standards of confidentiality , “list of successful candidates must be presented to the public in a manner compliant with the Nigeria Data protection Act of 2023”.

This he noted will ensure that the personal data of the recruits who are entering a sensitive security Organisation, remain secure, thereby protecting their personal and family safety.

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“Candidates are invited to check the status of their application through the Police Service Commission dedicated Web page which can be accessed on computers and mobile devices on www.policeservicecommission.cloud

 

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“Applicants are also to contact the PSC recruitment help desk on WhatsApp numbers 08094767777 and 09031318499 for complaints or inquiries,” the statement said.

Recall that the commission had inaugurated a Recruitment Board, a broad-based stakeholders body populated by representatives from the Commission, the Nigeria Police Force, the Ministry of Police Affairs, Federal Character Commission, Police Colleges and the Police Trust Fund to Superintendent over the recruitment process and report back to the Commission.

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