The management of the Nigerian Police Force has revealed that only applications from interested applicants within the age limit of 28 will be considered for the 2016 police recruitment.
This is just as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, expressed concern that of the over 843, 000 Nigerians that applied for the 10, 000 available slot, about 800, 000 applicants were suspected to be within the age of 30 and 34 years, Nigerian Tribune report.
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Speaking with pressmen in Abuja, the police chief said that most of the applicants will not get the job as they have failed the stipulated age limit.
He said: “The final process is going to be next month because all those that are uploading details are about 30, 34 (years). All those ones are too old. We won’t select them.
“So, all those 700, 000 or 800, 000 (applications) you are seeing, a lot of them will be knocked out when the system meets them because when you don’t meet the age criterion, you are sorted out (applications are thrown out).
“When your academic qualification doesn’t meet up, you are sorted out (applications are thrown out).
“There will be examination, but it will come out from the various states and once we know the numbers, we point them state by state and all government people will do their own.
“The state will do theirs and it will come from the bottom to the top. I never knew Nigerians would like the police like this.”
Arase also said successful applicants would be decentralised to the six geo-political zones, where they can have access to high-quality facilities for their training.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it received 843,008 applications as of 1.00p.m May 2 from applicants seeking enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force.
The exercise is expected to close on May 13.