Police Recruitment 2018: In 12 days PSC receives 104,289 applications
Police Recruitment 2018: In 12 days PSC receives 104,289 applications – The high rate of unemployment in the country has been exposed in the ongoing Police recruitment 2018 as new data reveals that over a hundred thousand applicants have been recorded in few days.
The Police Service Commission says it has received 104,289 applications towards the recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force.
MEDIANGR reports that the commission had received 21,878 applications on Dec.4, five days after the recruitment portal was opened.
MEDIANGR also reports that President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the recruitment of 10,000 police constables to beef-up the force.
A statement by the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the applications came 12 days after the recruitment portal was opened on Nov. 30.
Ani said the applications hit the 104, 289 mark at 1.30 a.m on Tuesday.
“The portal is expected to close on Jan. 11, 2019 in line with the Federal Character requirement of six weeks,” he said.
He said Niger had the highest number of applications of 7,985, followed by Kano with 7, 513 , Katsina, 6,820, Bauchi, 6,204 and Kaduna, 5,729 applicants.
The spokesman said Bayelsa had the lowest applications of 347, Lagos State, 516, Ebonyi, 600, Anambra, 605, Abia, 733 and Imo, 870.
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Ani said out of the 104,289 applications received so far, 93,871 were males while 10,418 were females.
He said the commission was committed to a transparent exercise that would abide by the rules and regulations of the Public Service.