The Police Recruitment Board has approved January 8th as the date for the commencement of screening for successful applicants for recruitment into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Kaduna State with 31,117 successful applicants topped the list, followed by Adamawa with 29,848.
The Board met on Thursday December 21st at the Corporate Headquarters of the Police Service Commission in Jabi, Abuja and took several decisions in respect of the next stages of the recruitment exercise.
At the close of the Recruitment Portal early this Month, 416,270 Nigerian youths were found to have satisfied the initial requirements for the next stage of the exercise. These successful applicants are made up of 315,065 for General Duty and 101,205 for specialist cadre.
The successful candidates are expected to receive their letters of invitation on or before the 23rd of December 2023.
This next stage of the exercise will include both physical and credentials screening to be conducted in the applicants state of origin. The Board has further directed that candidates invited for the screening exercise are expected to come with original copies of their certificates and other credentials including letters of attestation from their Local Government Chairmen and/or their traditional rulers.
Other stages of the recruitment process include computer based test (CBT) which will hold after the screening exercise and Medical examination.
Dates for these stages of the exercise would be announced in due course.
After the closure of the recruitment portal, Kaduna State with 31,117 successful applicants tops the list, followed by Adamawa with 29,848; Benue, 25,346; Borno 24,854; Katsina 24,239 and Bauchi 22,958. Other states with high successful applicants are Kano, 21,006; Niger, 17,959; Gombe17,493; Yobe, 17,207; Nasarawa, 16,284; Jigawa, 16,007; Taraba, 15,622, Plateau, 15,389 and Kebbi, 12,917.
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.
The Board also wishes to warn candidates to beware of fraudsters who will come with tempting promises of assisting them based on payment of certain sums of money.
The entire recruitment exercise is free and will be based on merit and performance at each stage of the exercise.