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104,289 applications received for 10,000 police jobs- Police Service Commission
JUST 12 days after the Police Service Commission (PSC) opened its recruitment portal for police applicants; the Commission says it has received 104,289 applications for 10,000 police jobs.
“The applications hit this figure as at 11.30am today, Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. The portal will officially close on the 11th of January, 2019 in compliance with the six weeks requirement by Federal Character Commission,” said Ikechukwu Ani, the Spokesperson of the Commission in a statement on Tuesday.
The recruitment portal was opened on November 30, 2018 for Nigerians who want employment into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables.
“Niger State has the highest number of applicants at 7,985 while Bayelsa State has the least applications of 347. Kano State is second with 7,513, Katsina came third with 6,820; Bauchi fourth with 6,204 and Kaduna State fifth with 5,729 applicants.
“Following Bayelsa from the rear, is Lagos State with only 516 applicants, Ebonyi State is next with 600, Anambra State, 605, Abia State, 733 and Imo State with 870 applicants.
“The Commission restates its commitment to ensuring a merit-driven and transparent recruitment exercise that will follow due process and abide by the relevant rules and regulations in the Public Service.
“Applicants are warned not to give money to anybody for assistance as the giver and receiver if caught, will face the full weight of the law.
“Applicants are required to apply online to the Commission’s portal www.nigeriapolicecareers.net and applications are free. This is for the benefit of other interested applicants. They are only required to fill the form online and also submit it online,” the PSC statement said.
On December 5, a total of 21,878 applications were received just five days after the opening of the portal.
“The Police Service Commission has so far received twenty one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-eight thousand applications, five days after it opened its portal for the recruitment of 10 thousand Constables on Friday, November 30th, 2018.”
“The online applications hit this figure as at 12.30 pm today, Tuesday 5th December 2018.”
In June this year, over 37,000 applicants applied for the police job, but only 5,253 candidates were shortlisted after all the applicants were subjected to an aptitude test conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP)Ibrahim Idris, had in February announced that the Police force will recruit at least 10,000 personnel every year to boost its operations.