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Kaduna tops as PSC shortlists 416,270 for police job

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The Police Recruitment Board has approved the commencement of screening for successful applicants for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force for January 8, 2024.

The board met on Thursday at the Corporate Headquarters of the Police Service Commission in Jabi, Abuja where it took several decisions in respect of the next stages of the recruitment exercise.

The spokesperson for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed the development in a statement on Thursday.

He revealed that at the close of the recruitment portal in December, 416,270 Nigerian youths were found to have satisfied the initial requirements for the next stage of the exercise, adding that the successful applicants were made up of 315,065 for general duty and 101,205 for specialist cadre.

He noted that after the closure of the recruitment portal, Kaduna State, with 31,117 successful applicants, tops the list, followed by Adamawa with 29,848 successful applicants.

Ani said, “Anambra State with 1,141 has the least successful applicants nationwide, followed by Ebonyi, 1,537; Lagos, 1,775 and Abia, 2,110.

“The board demands that candidates must conduct themselves in a manner required of Nigerian youths desirous of a career in the Nigeria Police Force, an institution guided by strict laws and regulations and which holds discipline as a bedrock for its existence.”

He said the successful candidates were expected to receive their letters of invitation on or before December 23, 2023, for the next stage of the exercise, which would include both physical and credentials screening to be conducted in the applicant’s state of origin.

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