The Police Service Commission has announced that it shortlisted 338,227 applicants out of the 911,438 that applied for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.
Speaking on Thursday In Abuja, at a press conference, the Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro, said the screening of successful applicants would begin on June 6 in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
He explained that 44,661 were shortlisted for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, 87,736 for cadet Inspector and 205,830 for Police Constables.
Okiro said: “I would like to emphasise that the initial shortlisting of applicants was done electronically.
“Invitation letters were also sent to successful applicants through SMS and to their personal email addresses.”
The Chairman of the commission also warned applicants against fake letters from criminal elements, stressing:
“The invitation states the date for each person’s screening and venue of the screening.
“Applicants will be grouped according to their local government areas and a date fixed for their screening.”
The chairman said this was to avoid overcrowding the venue and also for meticulous exercise.
He warned that no applicant would be admitted into any venue or appear on any date other than those allocated to him or her.
Okiro added that after the screening, successful candidates would be invited to a zonal screening to be held in the 12 police zonal headquarters in the country.