338,227 applicants shortlisted for 10,000 police slots – Okiro

338,227 applicants shortlisted for 10,000 police slots – Okiro
June 02 21:21 2016

The Police Service Commission said it has shortlisted 338,227 applicants for screening out of the 911,438 that applied for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.

This was disclosed by the chairman of the commission, Mr. Mike Okiro at a press conference in Abuja.

Mr. Okiro said screening of the successful applicants would begin on June 6 in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He said 44,661 applicants were shortlisted for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, 87,736 for cadet Inspector and 205,830 for Police Constables.

“I would like to emphasise that the initial shortlisting of applicants was done electronically. Invitation letters were also sent to successful applicants through SMS and to their personal email addresses,” he said.

Okiro, who disclosed that applicants would be grouped according to their local government areas and a date fixed for their screening, said steps have been taken to avoid overcrowding at the venue and ensuring a meticulous exercise.

He said no applicant would be admitted into any venue or appear on any date other than those allocated to him or her, adding successful candidates after the screening exercise  would be invited to a zonal screening to be held in the 12 police zonal headquarters in the country.

According to him, the national interview would be held in Abuja for those who were successful at the zonal screening.