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Police recruitment: 80,724 candidates shortlisted for aptitude test


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Police Service Commission says that 80,724 candidates have been shortlisted nationwide for aptitude test for recruitment into the Constable cadre of Police.

A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head, Press and Public Relations in the commission in Abuja on Tuesday said the aptitude test had been slated for August 3.

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Mr Ani said the test would hold in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.

News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated the commission to recruit 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force.

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The commission had earlier, shortlisted 210,150 applicants from 315,032 applications received at the close of its recruitment portal on Jan. 11.

Mr Ani said that the commission was currently sending SMS to the telephone numbers of the shortlisted candidates, inviting them for the aptitude test scheduled to start by 8 a.m.

He urged candidates to check the comprehensive list from the commission’s website, or visit the Police Command Headquarters in their respective states and FCT, where the list would be pasted.

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Mr Ani warned the candidates against any form of examination malpractice as culprits would be apprehended and punished accordingly.


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