The Police Service Commission (PSC) has released the names of 8,500 personnel recruited into the Nigeria Police Force.
The successful candidates are 500 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), 500 Cadet Inspectors and 7,500 Constables.
1,200 specialists expected to be recruited into the Force have also been shortlisted and the date for their interview will soon be communicated.
A statement by spokesman of the commission, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, advised successful applicants to check the Commission’s website, www.psc.gov.ng and the police website, www.npf.gov.ng <http://www.npf.gov.ng>.
The exercise, he said was in fulfilment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to recruit 10, 000 additional personnel into the force.
Ani stated that the commission had shortlisted applicants who applied under some disciplines that required further professional and expert interview.
He said that the disciplines included engineering, laboratory science and community health.
Ani said that the exercise was based on merit, federal character and geographical spread, adding that all successful candidates went through the required processes.
“These include state screening which involved the screening of credentials of the candidates and physical screening such as height, sight, chest, etc,” he said.
He said that the commission electronically received a total of 911,438 applications comprising 262,462 for cadet ASP, 211,832 for cadet inspector and 437,144 for constable.
“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 ASP, 87,736 for cadet inspector and 205,830 for constable.
“This process was followed through from command to zone and finally, the national level, where the successful candidates were selected,” he said.
He said that the commission was guided by its enabling law, recruitment guidelines and the federal character as enshrined in the constitution.