Okiro added that 44,661 were shortlisted for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, 87,736 for cadet Inspector and 205,830 for Police Constables.
Reports say over 900,000 Nigerians applied to be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force.
Okiro said “I would like to emphasise that the initial shortlisting of applicants was done electronically.
“Invitation letters were also sent to successful applicants through SMS and to their personal email addresses.”
The commission chairman also said the screening exercise will commence on June 6, 2016, across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja.
Okiro added that 44,661 were short-listed for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, 87,736 for cadet Inspector and 205,830 for Police Constables.
He also said “I want to re-emphasis that the Commission will be guided by the rules and will be fair, transparent and ensure that the process is merit-driven.
“As a commission, we have collectively and individually swore to make this project a huge success.
“The Nigeria Police needs the best, especially now that the nation is engaged in several battles.”
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen at the National Security Summit in Abuja in 2015.
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