Police Recruitment: PSC Confirms 20 Centres for Medical Screening of Candidates

The Police Recruitment Board, set up by the Police Service Commission to midwife the on-going recruitment of Nigerians into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force, has confirmed 20 centres for medical screening of successful and shortlisted applicants from the just-concluded computer-based tests conducted by the Joint Admission and Martriculation Board (JAMB).

The medical screening is one of the several processes put in place by the board to evaluate the applicants for suitability for the job.

The applicants had earlier been subjected to physical and credentials screening and later the computer-based test, and on April 16th, 2024, undergo the last of the screenings with the medical examination which would last for two weeks.

The 20 centres selected for the exercise include Zone 1 Kano: Police Cottage Hospital Bompai, Kano; Zone 2 Lagos: Police College Ikeja; Zone 3 Yola: Police Clinic Yola; Zone 4 Makurdi: Police Clinic Makurdi; Zone 5 Benin: Police Cottage Hospital Benin; and Zone 6 Calabar: Police Hospital, Calabar.

Other centres are Zone 7, Abuja, and MD Abubakar Police Hospital, Dei Dei, Abuja; Zone 8 Lokoja: Police Clinic, Lokoja; Zone 9 Umuahia: Police Hospital, Umuahia; Zone 10 Sokoto: PTS Clinic, Sokoto; Zone 11 Osogbo: Police Hospital, Osogbo; Zone 12 Bauchi: PTS Clinic, Bauchi; and Zone 13 Ukpo: Police Hospital, Awka.

The rest are Zone 14 Katsina: Ibrahim Coomassie Cottage Hospital, Katsina; Zone 15 Maiduguri: Police College, Maiduguri; Zone 16 Headquarters, Yenagoa; Zone 17, Akure: Police Hospital, Akure; Zone 18, Yobe: Utral Modern Police Hospital, Gashua Road, Damaturu; Zone 19, Kaduna: Police College Clinic, Kaduna; and Zone 20, Gusau: Police Secondary School Clinic, Zaria Road, Gusau.

A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, said, “The candidates for the medical screening have already been contacted on the dates and time for their screening.”

He said the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector-General of Police, had prayed for a successful conclusion of the recruitment exercise.

Arase advised the applicants to ensure that they kept to the dates and time allocated to them, adding that medical professionals had been selected to examine their medical status, which was one of the requirements for the recruitment.

He said successful applicants would report to designated police colleges for the mandatory training.

The Police Recruitment Board has Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, Commissioner of the Police Service Commission, as Chairman, assisted by DIG Frank Mbah, DIG (Training); Deputy Commissioner of Police Bode Akinbamilowo is Secretary of the board, assisted by Sanusi Yusuf, an Assistant Director with the Police Service Commission.

Membership of the board was drawn from the Police Service Commission, Nigeria Police Force, Ministry of Police Affairs, Federal Character Commission, Police Trust Fund, and Police colleges.