294,000 applicants jostle for 10,000 police job slots

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it received 294,851 applications for 10,000 job slots advertised for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

A statement from PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the portal for the recruitment of 10,000 constables by the commission would be officially closed tomorrow, Friday, January 11th, 2019 by 12 midnight.


He added the portal was opened for applications on Friday the 30th of November, 2018.

He noted that the Federal Character Commission requires that advertisements for recruitments into Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies must run for six weeks to allow applicants enough opportunity to apply.


He said, “As at 12.30 pm today, Wednesday, January 10th, 2019, 294,851 applications have been received.”

“Niger State maintained the lead in the number of applications received from each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory with 17,790 applicants. Bayelsa State kept its last position with 1,797 applications.

“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,” Ani stated.

He said, the Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police, said the Commission will start online short listing of qualified applicants, after the close of the portal.

He added that, “The short listed applicants, the Chairman said, will thereafter be invited for screening and other stages of the recruitment exercise.”

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