2024: Police to screen 416,270 applicants as Constable in January

The Police Recruitment Board is set to screen 416,270 applicant for the position.of Constables into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Spokesperson for the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, on Thursday in Abuja, said the board has set January 8, 2024 as date for the commencement of the screening exercise.

It read, “As of the recruitment portal’s closure earlier this month, 416,270 Nigerian youths were deemed to meet the initial requirements for the next stage of the exercise. This includes 315,065 applicants for General Duty and 101,205 for specialist roles.

“Successful candidates can expect to receive their invitation letters before December 23rd, 2023. This next stage will involve both physical and credentials screening conducted in the applicant’s state of origin.

“They will be required to bring original copies of their certificates, other credentials, and letters of attestation from their Local Government Chairmen or traditional rulers.

“Computer-based testing (CBT) and medical examinations will follow the screening,” Ani stated, adding that “dates for these stages will be announced in due course.”

Ani further disclosed that Kaduna state topped the list with 31,117 successful applicants; followed by Adamawa wirh 29,848 applicant; Benue has 25,346; Borno 24,854; Katsina 24,239; and Bauchi 22,958.

Other states with high numbers of successful applicants include: Kano with 21,006 applicants; Niger with 17,959; Gombe has 17,493; Yobe 17,207, Nasarawa 16,284; Jigawa 16,007; Taraba 15,622; Plateau 15,389; and Kebbi 12,917.

Conversely, Anambra state had the least successful applicants with 1,141, followed by Ebonyi with 1,53;, Lagos has 1,775,; and Abia 2,110.

He said the Board stressd that candidates must conduct themselves in a manner befitting Nigerian youths seeking a career in the Nigeria Police Force, an institution with strict laws, regulations, and a bedrock of discipline.