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Police recruitment: PSC confirms 20 centres for medical screening of candidates

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The Police Recruitment Board, set up by the Police Service Commission to midwife the ongoing recruitment of Nigerians into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force, has confirmed twenty centres for medical screening for successful and shortlisted applicants from the just concluded computer-based tests conducted by the Joint Admission and Martriculation Board, JAMB.

The medical screening is one of the several processes put in place by the board to evaluate the applicants for suitability for the job.

The applicants had earlier been subjected to physical and credentials screening and later the computer-based test, and on April 16th, 2024, undergo the last of the screenings with the medical examination. The medical screening will last for two weeks.

The 20 centres selected for the exercise are: Zone 1 Kano; Police Cottage Hospital Bompai, Kano; Zone 2 Lagos; Police College Ikeja; Zone 3 Yola; Police Clinic Yola; Zone 4 Makurdi; Police Clinic Makurdi; Zone 5 Benin; Police Cottage Hospital Benin; and Zone 6 Calabar; Police Hospital Calabar. Other centres are Zone 7, Abuja, and MD Abubakar Police Hospital Dei Dei, Abuja.

Others are Zone 8 Lokoja, Police Clinic, Lokoja; Zone 9 Umuahia, Police Hospital Umuahia; Zone 10 Sokoto, PTS Clinic Sokoto; Zone 11 Osogbo, Police Hospital Osogbo; Zone 12 Bauchi, PTS Clinic Bauchi; Zone 13 Ukpo, Police Hospital Awka; Zone 14 Katsina, Ibrahim Coomassie Cottage Hospital Katsina; Zone 15 Maiduguri, Police College, Maiduguri; and Zone 16 Headquarters Yenagoa.

The other four centres are: Zone 17, Akure, Police Hospital Akure; Zone 18, Yobe, Utral Modern Police Hospital, Gashua Road, Damaturu; Zone 19, Kaduna, Police College Clinic Kaduna; and Zone 20, Gusau, Police Secondary School Clinic Zaria Road Gusau.

A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, said, “The candidates for the medical screening have already been contacted on the dates and time for their screening.”

He said the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police, has prayed for a successful conclusion to the recruitment exercise.

He advised the applicants to ensure that they keep to the dates and time allocated to them, adding that medical professionals have been selected to examine their medical status, which is one of the requirements for the recruitment.

Dr. Arase said successful applicants will report to designated police colleges for the mandatory training.

The Police Recruitment Board has Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, Commissioner of the Police Service Commission, as Chairman, assisted by DIG Frank Mbah, DIG Training. Deputy Commissioner of Police Bode Akinbamilowo is Secretary of the Board, assisted by Sanusi Yusuf, an Assistant Director with the Police Service Commission.

Membership in the Board is drawn from the Police Service Commission, Nigeria Police Force, Ministry of Police Affairs, Federal Character Commission, Police Trust Fund, and Police Colleges

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