294,851 candidates apply for 10,000 police jobs

Twenty-four hours to the close of the portal for the recruitment of 10,000 police constables, the number of  Nigerians that have applied to join the Nigeria Police Force has reached over 294,851.

The recruitment, which began on November 30, 2018, was expected to close on Friday (Today) as required by the Federal Character Commission which stipulated that advertisements for recruitments into Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies must run for six weeks to give applicants enough time to apply.

The spokesman, Police Service Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, that Niger State maintained its lead with 17,790 applications.

Bayelsa State, on the other hand, kept its last position with 1,797 applications.

The statement said, “As at 12.30pm on Thursday, 294,851 applications have been received. Niger State is followed by Kano with 16,800 and Katsina, 16,666. Lagos State is second from the rear with 1,720 applications, followed by Ebonyi State with 2,218.

“Male applicants continued to dominate the exercise with 255,189 applications with females trailing with only 39,662 applicants.”

Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police, said after the closure of the portal, the commission would start online short-listing of qualified applicants.

The short listed applicants, he added, would thereafter be invited for screening and other stages of the recruitment exercise.

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