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Nigerian Police begin screening of 210,150 candidates

The Police Service Commission is scheduled to begin the screening of 210,150 shortlisted candidates for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force on July 1.

The exercise, which holds in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, ends on July 28.

The PSC is expected to recruit 10,000 out of the candidates.

A statement by spokesman for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, on Wednesday said they had contacted the candidates.

He said the commission received 315,032 applications at the close of its recruitment portal on January 11, adding that Niger State had the highest number of applicants, with 12,247 shortlisted for screening while Lagos had the least with 1,305.

Ani said Kano State had the second highest candidates with 11,717 followed by Katsina with 11,651. According to him, Benue has 10, 567 while Adamawa has 10,361 and Bauchi 10,232.

With 1,414, Bayelsa State emerged as the second lowest after Lagos, followed by Anambra State with 1,415.

Ebonyi State has 1,679 and Abia State 1,880.

Out of the 210,150 shortlisted for screening, 182,926 are males while 27,224 are females.

Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a former Inspector-General of Police, warned the candidates against cheating.

He said, “Anyone caught in any criminal act will be handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.”


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