The Police Service Commission announced that as of Sunday, a total of 547,774 applications have been submitted through the Police Recruitment portal for the Constable Cadre in the Nigeria Police Force.
The portal, which initially opened on October 15, 2023, has been open for five weeks, fulfilling the six-week requirement mandated by the Federal Character Commission. The application window is scheduled to close on November 26, 2023.
A ststement by the Commission said thst ‘Out of the 547,774 applicants, 358,900 were successfull and have qualified for the next round of the recruitment process which includes the physical, credentials, medicals and strict background checks of the applicants.
“A total of 84,606 applicants were rejected for being over age. Applicants are expected to be between the ages of 18 and 25.
“Kaduna State maintained its first position as the state with the highest number of applicants with 40,272 with Anambra Still stuck in the last position with 1664.
“Adamawa State is second with 36,398 applications, Bornu State third with 32,048. Benue State with 31,122 is fourth, Katsina state with 30,202 is 5th, Bauchi State with 30,604 is 6th while Kano with 30,004 is 7th.
“Ebonyi State with 2,132 applications is next to Anambra from the rear, followed by Lagos State with 2,324 applicants. Bayelsa state is 4th from the rear with 2651 while Abia has 2796 and 5th from the rear”.
The Chairman of the PSC, Dr. Solomon Arase (IGP Rtd), expressed contentment with the volume of received applications, highlighting the significant interest displayed by Nigerian youths in pursuing a career within the Nigeria Police. He emphasized the positive implications of this enthusiasm for the “new Police” being constructed.
Dr. Arase urged the youths of the South-East to reconsider their disinterest in Police work, cautioning against aligning with anti-government criminal groups, emphasizing that this association will not yield positive outcomes. He encouraged them to prioritize the future of their region, stressing that communities plagued by terror cannot foster development.
Furthermore, he assured that the Commission would meticulously adhere to defined criteria, prioritizing merit and justice in every phase of the recruitment process.
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