Two Southeast States, Anambra and Ebonyi, record least number of successful applicants in an ongoing recruitment into the Police Force.

“Anambra has the least candidates for the aptitude tests with 343 applicants followed by Lagos, 504 and Ebonyi, 600.” Police Service Commission (PSC) spokesperson, Mr. Louis Ani, released the figures in a statement.

The figures are disappointing, compared to states like Kaduna that gained 12,343 successful applicants, followed by Bauchi (10,911), Benue (10,532), and Katsina (10,457).

Ani said 171,956 applicants ssucceeded out of the 315,124 that originally applied, and will now write aptitude tests.

PSC fixed Tuesday, 5 March 2024 for computer based aptitude test contracted to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The Police Recruitment Board met on Tuesday, 13 February to approve the JAMB contract.

The Commission selected successful applicants after screening exercises conducted across the 36 states and FCT.

The 171,956 candidates, 5,818 of them females and 146,138 males, applied for General duty positions.

Candidates that pass the computer based tests will undergo a final medical test before proceeding for training, Ani said.

He however disclosed the existence of another batch of 43,778 applicants pencilled down for the specialists cadre. They will go through practical tests soon, he said.

Chairman of PSA, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired Police Inspector General, said the Commission is keen to inject more personnel to join the war against insurgency and banditry.

He thanked President Bola Tinubu for approving the recruitment.


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