Recall our report at the beginning of April that the Nigerian Police Force was looking to recruit 10,000 graduates into the force as officers? Read here if you missed.
It seems the force will have to increase the number of recruits seeing as over 700,000 applications have been sent in already for 10,000 slots.
According to The Will, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has received 705,352 applications, as at Tuesday, April 19, from candidates seeking employment into Force.
Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, made this disclosure in a statement yesterday where it was revealed that the commission planned to recruit 500 Cadet ASPs, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7, 500 Constables to meet President Muhammadu Buhari’s approved 10,000 new entrants into the Force.
Confirming that the application process had been smooth and transparent, PSC Chairman, Dr. Mike Okiro stated that the commission was committed to making the recruitment exercise a success.
The statement read in part:“The Police Service Commission has at 7.30am on Tuesday, April 19th, received 705,352 applications from applicants who are seeking employment into the recently advertised 10,000 vacancies into the Nigeria Police Force.
“President MuhammaduBuhari at last year’s National Security Summit had approved the recruitment of 10,000 police men into the nation’s Police Force to reinforce the Nigeria Police for better service.”
Okiro assured that the PSC would continue to make the process of the recruitment transparent and assured the applicants of fairness and equal opportunity “since the commission is only interested in recruiting for the police the best brains in the society.”
He also expressed his delight at the huge interest shown by Nigerians in joining the Force.
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