The police service commission on Tuesday night released a comprehensive list of candidates who passed their recruitment examinations.
This is in line with President Buhari’s promise to employ 10,000 people into the Nigerian police force. In a statement signed by the press secretary of the police service commission, Ani Ikechukwu, The recruitment exercise took a period of six weeks, 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 electronically recieved.
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.
The list of successful candidates comprises of 500 Cadet Inspectors, 500 Cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), and, 7,500 Constables. Another 1500 candidates for specialist positions have been shortlisted for interviews. The date of the interviews will be communicated in a another public statement soon. Ani further revealed that the recruits were selected based on merit and federal character.