Nigeria Police
Nigeria Police

From: Bamidele Fashube, ABUJA, Nigeria (GVE) – Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police in charge of Training, DIG Emmanuel Inyang on Monday disclosed that the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) will conduct an aptitude test for over 133,000 shortlisted candidates nationwide.

The Police DIG said prior to the test, there will be screening of necessary credentials as well as physical screening of the shortlisted applicants.

He spoke in Abuja during an inspection of the exercise stressing that already, 1265 candidates in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are being screened for the 6000 Police Job.

Inyang, who gave an assurance of ending the issue of accidental discharge among the cops vowed of transparency and proper representation from the 774 local governments.

This, according to him is to reflect Federal Character and give the states equal opportunity.

His words: “We are here today for the screening of the successful candidate who are willing to join the Force.

“This screening is a screening of documents to make sure that they meet up with the qualification. We will proceed to physical screening thereafter to make sure they have the correct height, correct chest measurement, no flat feet, no bad dentition, no knock-knees, no tattoo and to make sure that they are not deformed in anyway because we want to have the best for Nigerians.

“When we finish with the physical screening, they will be subjected to aptitude test which would be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board to ensure transparency.”

“After the test by JAMB, we are going to invite medical personnel to conduct another medical screening. The personnel will carry out various test like X-ray, blood test and others to make sure that they are well and fit for the job.

“When that finishes, we are going to invite another doctor who is an optometrist to make sure that their sight is unquestionable and that their vision is okay because you need to be able to see very well before you can use gun.

“We will not stop there, for the first time; we are going to invite a psychiatric doctor who is going to do mental evaluation to make sure they are okay mentally and to make sure that they are not on drugs.

“So a case of accidental discharge is going to be a thing of the past. We want to give Nigerians the best,” he added. On when the screening would be over, Inyang said: “The screening exercise should be over by early June because training will start in the month of June”.

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