The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday, said a total of 242, 455 applicants had submitted entries for recruitment into the Nigeria Police.
This is in the face of the fact that only 10, 000 personnel, out of the aforestated number, will be recruited.
Acting Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Aaron Kaase, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the development came a week to the closing of recruitment portal.
According to Kaase, Niger, the home state of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahin Idris, has maintained the lead, with a total of 15, 633 applications, while Bayelsa recorded the lowest number (1 258).
“With 7 days left to the close of the recruitment portal for the 2019 Police Constable recruitment, the Police Service Commission has received a total of 242, 455 applications as at 1 pm, 2nd January, 2019.
“Niger State so far has the highest number of applicants at 15, 633 followed by kano State with 15, 079 while Katsina State is third with 14, 582. Others are Kaduna with 13, 882, Bauchi 5th with 12, 652 and Adamawa 6th with 11, 449 applicants.
“Bayelsa State has the lowest number of applicants at 1, 258, followed by Lagos State with 1, 358, Anambra State 1, 618 and Ebonyi State 1, 659.
“A summary of the applications shows that 212, 716 applicants are males and 29, 694 females. Benue State has the highest number of female applicants at 2,251 followed by Akwa Ibom State with 1, 772 and Osun is third with 1, 721. Zamfara State has the lowest number of female applicants with 27 followed by Jigawa 33, while Sokoto has 34”, Kaase said.
He added that: “The Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith IGP (Rtd.) has reiterated that adequate measures have been put in place to ensure a merit based recruitment exercise and warned applicants that the exercise is absolutely free, so any applicant who pays for assistance will be prosecuted alongside the receiver, if caught.”
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