By Godwin Edeh & Teryima Ajijah
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has begun screening to recruit ten Thousand police Constables nationwide for year 2024.
According to a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Benue State police command, SP Catherine Sewuese Anene, and made available to The Voice, the exercise is for those who earlier applied for the recruitment and urged the applicants to avail themselves for the physical / credentials screening.
Applicants are required to strictly adhere to the invitation dates and time specified in their invitation slip print outs for screening and are also expected to dress in clean white t- shirt and shorts with two white flat files in addition to two recent passports attached.
Also required during the screening are the applicant’s evidence of physical/ mental fitness from a government recognised hospital, evidence of good character from a village /district head of the applicants, certificate of origin duly signed by the local government chairman or secretary.
In addition, applicants must also present their National Identification Number (NIN) slip print out at the screening venue alongside original and duplicate of their O’level results, certificate of birth or declaration of age, print out of application form, duly signed guarantor’s form and invitation slip.
The press release further stated that any applicant who fails to present the above mentioned items will not be allowed to participate in the screening while the
Commissioner of Police in Benue State, CP George Chuku urged applicants to conduct themselves orderly during the exercise and assured them of adequate security during the exercise. Applicants are urged to visit https://apply police recruitment.gov.ng.
In Plateau State, the recruitment kick started last Monday at the police command in Jos, with physical test and credentials screening of applicants.
Addressing applicants, the Plateau State Commissioner of police, CP Julius Okoro said the excise shall be through, as a means of ensuring that only disciplined officers of good conduct are recruited in to the force.
Representative of the Police Service Commission, Ahmed Gonna, a deputy director in the Commission whose agency is in charge of screening certificates of applicants, while addressing applicants said his team will not allow persons with fake certificates join the force.
Mr. Gimba told the applicants not to give bribe to anyone, assuring them that those who are truly qualified both physically and educationally shall be enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force.
The representative of the police commission revealed that the age limit for General Duty police Constables is 25 years, while those for special duty is 28 years.
It was gathered that successful Candidates during the screening shall be shortlisted to write a computer based examination to be conducted by JAMB before they will be recruited into the force.
The team of those who are selected to screen the prospective police Constables in the next 22 days are from Police service Commission, Ministry of police Affairs and Federal Character Commission.