With the portal for the recruitment of 10,000 police constables closing today, January 11, 2019, 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 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.
Speaking yesterday on the development, the spokesman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement in Abuja, said that Niger State maintained its lead with 17,790 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.”
He said the commission was committed to a transparent exercise that would abide by the rules and regulations of the Public Service.