The police, will on Tuesday commence physical screening exercise for the over 127,000 candidates who applied to join the Force at the various state police command headquarters nationwide.
Meanwhile, from the breakdown of the number of applicants from each region, the North has a higher number of candidates who have applied to the force.
The applicants consist of 104,403 from the North and 23,088 from the South.
Abia State has 596 constable applicants; Akwa Ibom 3,536; Anambra 314; Bayelsa 759; Cross River 2,704; Delta 976; Ebonyi 463; Edo 1,206; Ekiti 1,417; Enugu 707; Imo 852; Lagos 562; Ogun 1,154; Ondo 2,472; Osun 2,006; Oyo 1,767 and Rivers 1,597.
Others are Plateau 4,100; Kebbi 3,596; Katsina 7,605; Kano 7,557; Kaduna 7,436; Jigawa 4,951; Benue 6,578; Adamawa 8,206; Bauchi 7,140; Borno 8,693; Federal Capital Territory 4,418; Kogi 4,412; Kwara 2,410; Nasarawa 4,700; Niger 4,672; Sokoto 2,450; Taraba 4,075; Yobe 4,992; Gombe, 4,416 and Zamfara 1,990.
A message from the Force directed applicants to appear with their National Identity Number, original and duplicate copies of credentials, certificates of origin, birth certificates or declaration of age, printouts of application and duly completed guarantor’s forms.
The message was titled, ‘2021 recruitment of 10,000 police constables’ and issued by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
It advised the officers in charge of the exercise to ensure that screened candidates are recommended only on merit.
It also cautioned against corrupt practices and admonished the officers to adhere strictly to the guidelines stipulated in the Police Act and Regulations.
“You are to ensure that nominated Special Investigation Bureaus are present at the various states and FCT command headquarters designated as centres for the exercise, before, during and after the physical screening.
“They are to draw up threat analysis at their respective centres and profile all invited applicants so that criminal elements are not recruited into the force.”
The police boss also directed his men to ensure that only indigenes of the state are screened, noting that the screening would be conducted on a local government basis.