By Hassan Zaggi
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has concluded plans to commence the screening of 210,150 Nigerians who applied for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.
The screening exercise which will be carried out in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), will commence on July 1 to 28.
In a statement by the PSC Spokesman, IKechukwu Ani, the Commission has gotten the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force.
The PSC disclosed that the applicants shortlisted for the screening have since received their letters of invitation stating venue, date and requirements for the screening through their email addresses.
The successful applicants have been advised to check for their names in the Commission’s Recruitment portal, www.psc.org.ng.
The PSC recalled that it received 315,032 applications at the close of its recruitment portal on Friday, January, 11, 2019.
According to the statement: “Niger State has the highest number of applicants-12,247 shortlisted for screening while Lagos has the least with, 1,305.
“Kano state has the second highest applicants with 11,717; Katsina state third with 11,651; Benue, fourth, with 10, 567; Adamawa fifth, with 10,361 and Bauchi sixth, with 10,232 applicants.
“Bayelsa state with 1,414 shortlisted for the screening exercise is second from the rear after Lagos State. Anambra is third with 1,415, Ebonyi fourth with 1,679, and Abia State fifth with 1,880 applicants.”
The PSC further revealed that out of the 210,150 applicants shortlisted for screening, 182,926 are males while 27,224 others are females.
In the statement, the Chairman of the Commission, Musiliu Smith, advised the candidates not to attempt cheating or compromise the Staff of the Commission as, according to him, anyone caught involving himself in any criminal act will be handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.
He warned staff of the Commission and Police officers involved in the exercise to work diligently, firmly and above board throughout the duration.
The Commission, Smith reiterated, is committed to a transparent, hitch-free and merit driven exercise that will ensure the recruitment of the best for the Nigeria Police Force.