Nigeria Police Releases List of 1,000 Candidates for Recruitment; Check List


Nigeria Police Releases List of 1,000 Candidates for Recruitment; Check List


The Police Service Commission (PSC) has published the names of 1,000 successful candidates for recruitment into the constable and specialist cadres of the Nigeria Police Force. Applicants can verify their application status below

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PSC spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani announced the development on Tuesday, emphasizing that the recruitment process was conducted with guidance from key stakeholders, including the Nigeria Police Force, the National Assembly, and the Federal Character Commission, to ensure fairness.


Ani stated, “The Police Service Commission has approved and released the list of 10,000 successful applicants for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force. The commission received the Police Recruitment Board’s report today, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Of these, 9,000 applicants were approved for General Duty, while 1,000 were recruited for the Specialists cadre.”


The PSC ensured an equitable distribution of successful candidates across Nigeria’s 774 local government areas. The recruitment process involved collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including representatives from the PSC, the NPF, the Ministry of Police Affairs, the Federal Character Commission, Police Colleges, and the Police Trust Fund.


Applicants had a six-week window to complete online applications, from October 15, 2023, to November 26, 2023, adhering to Federal Character requirements. The PSC received 609,886 applications, with 416,323 meeting the advertised requirements and advancing to the physical and document screening stage, conducted in January 2024 across all states and the Federal Capital Territory.


Following this stage, 171,956 applicants qualified for Computer-Based Tests (CBT) administered by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Ani reported that 15,447 General Duty applicants who performed well in the CBT underwent medical screening, while 55,645 Specialist candidates were subjected to practical tests and medical screening. Ultimately, 10,000 candidates were recommended for final selection, comprising 9,000 General Duty and 1,000 Specialists, selected based on capability and geographical representation.


Dr. Solomon Arase, Chairman of the PSC and a retired Inspector General of Police, highlighted the rigorous recruitment process aimed at enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force. Arase expressed optimism about the new recruits, emphasizing the importance of integrity, transparency, and excellence in their journey.


The PSC Chairman stressed that the recruitment process was meticulously structured to ensure fairness and inclusivity, with 10 candidates selected from each of the 774 local government areas, following the National Assembly’s decision on February 29, 2024, to create a diverse and representative Police Force.


To maintain confidentiality, the PSC ensured that the list of successful candidates complied with the Nigeria Data Protection Act of 2023, safeguarding the recruits’ personal information. Candidates can check their application status on the PSC’s dedicated webpage and contact the PSC recruitment help desk via WhatsApp at 08094767777 and 09031318499 for inquiries or complaints.


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