The Police Recruitment Board has approved the commencement of screening for successful applicants for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force for January 8, 2024.
The board met on Thursday at the headquarters of the Police Service Commission in Jabi, Abuja where it took several decisions in respect of the next stages of the recruitment.
The spokesperson for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed the development in a statement on Thursday.
He revealed that at the close of the recruitment portal in December, 416,270 youths were found to have satisfied the initial requirements for the next stage of the exercise, adding that the successful applicants are made up of 315,065 for General Duty and 101,205 for specialist cadre.
Ani said, “The successful candidates are expected to receive their letters of invitation on or before December 23, 2023.
“This next stage of the exercise will include both physical and credentials screening to be conducted in the applicant’s state of origin.
“The Board has further directed that candidates invited for the screening exercise are expected to come with original copies of their certificates and other credentials including letters of attestation from their Local Government Chairmen and/or their traditional rulers.
“Other stages of the recruitment process include computer-based tests which will be held after the screening exercise and Medical examination. Dates for these stages of the exercise will be announced in due course.
“Meanwhile after the closure of the recruitment portal, Kaduna State with 31,117 successful applicants tops the list, followed by Adamawa with 29,848; Benue, 25,346; Borno 24,854; Katsina 24,239 and Bauchi 22,958. Other states with highly successful applicants are Kano, 21,006; Niger, 17,959; Gombe17,493; Yobe, 17,207; Nasarawa, 16,284; Jigawa, 16,007; Taraba, 15,622, Plateau, 15,389 and Kebbi, 12,917.
“Anambra State with 1,141 has the least successful applicants nationwide, followed by Ebonyi, 1,537; Lagos, 1,775 and Abia, 2,110. The Board demands that candidates must conduct themselves in a manner required of Nigerian youths desirous of a career in the Nigeria Police Force, an Institution guided by strict laws and regulations and which holds discipline as a bedrock for its existence.”