The Police Service Commission (PSC) says 133, 324 applicants have being shortlisted for screening for the recruitment of 6,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force.
In a statement on Thursday, Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s spokesman, revealed that the exercise would start on May 7 in the 36 state police command headquarters and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The exercise will start with screening of the applicants’ physical attributes and their credentials.
“Already invitations have been sent to the applicants who are expected to report at the screening venues on days indicated in their invitations,” he said.
Ani disclosed that Lagos has the least with 1,013, while Kaduna State has the highest number of applicants with 6,962, Katsina was second with 6,676, followed by Benue and Niger with 6,474 and 6,409, respectively. Bayelsa has 1,097, followed by Anambra with 1,117 and Ebonyi with 1,303.
The Commission revealed that Mr Mike Okiro, Chairman of the Commission, was the National Coordinator for the exercise. while it has deplored staff from the Commission to each state to supervise the exercise.
He added that the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, Mr Musa Istifanus, has warned that the commission would sanction any staff found to be compromising the exercise.
NAN reports that Istifanus further warned the staff against undue influence as their activities would be closely monitored, adding that anybody that has nothing to do with the exercise should stay away from the vicinity of the screening.
Naija News recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave order for the employment of 6,000 policemen to address the nation’s security challenges.
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