His words: “We have done our homework checks in all the local government areas to make sure that we have not recruited armed robbers and cultists.
“We have also engaged a psychiatrist who will do mental and psychological evaluations of the candidates to diagnose if they are under any influence of drugs or not, we shall not be having accidental discharge any longer.
“We have also arranged for three consultants: general medical practitioner who will examine them first including chest measurement, blood samples, hearts, health status, thereafter, will examining the eyes, vision etc to make sure they are in proper shape.”
“We had over 300, 000 applications and 132, 000 were successful, so these 132, 000 successful candidates who applied online are the ones to be screened now.
“We are doing this screening all over the country and out of 132, 000, we want to select 6, 000. As I am here, other Deputy Inspector General of Police have been directed to move round other geo-political zones to assist in monitoring the exercise to ensure that the exercise was transparent.
“We don’t want to hear complaint from anybody, that somebody was favoured or somebody was victimized.
“After the screening, the qualified people out of 132, 000 will be subjected to another test, aptitude test and to ensure transparency, this test will be conducted by JAMB.”
The DIG said that after the examinations, the names of successful candidates would be published and the training will start in June 8th 2018.