- The Nigeria Police Force has released names of successful candidates in the just concluded institution's recruitment exercise
- The Police Service Commission (PSC) said the recruitment exercise was based on merit on federal character
- The commission advised all applicants to visit PSC and Nigeria Police Force websites to check their names
The Nigeria police has released names of successful applicants in the just concluded recruitment by the institution.
The Police Service Commission in a statement signed by its spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani said the recruitment was based on merit of the federal character.
Ani said the commission successfully concluded the 2016 recruitment with applicants made up 500 cadet assistant superintendent of police, 500 cadet inspectors and 7,500 constables.
He also said the commission has concluded 80% of 1,500 specialists expected to be recruited into the police force with applicants for some disciplines shortlisted for further professional interview.
"These include engineering, laboratory scientists and technicians and community health officers. Date for the interview will soon be communicated to the shortlisted candidates," Ani said.
Ani added that: "These include State screening which involved the screening of the credentials of the candidates and physical screening such as height, sight, chest etc."
The commission said the screening is in accordance with its extant rules and guidelines placed advertisements in several national dailies - which ran for six weeks - inviting suitably qualified candidates.
Ani said that at the end of the six weeks period, 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 received electronically.
While a total of 338,250 applicants were later shortlisted also electronically and invited for screening at the state commands of the Nigeria Police Force.
He said the figure was made up of 44,684 shortlisted for cadet ASPs, 87,736 for cadet inspectors and 205,830 for constables.
"This process was followed through from Command to Zone and finally the National level where the successful candidates were selected.
"All through the recruitment exercise, the Commission was guided by its enabling law, recruitment guidelines and the Federal Character Principles as enshrined in both the Constitution and the Federal Character Act," he added.