358,900 Young Nigerians Sucessfully Applied for Police Conatable Recruitment, Southeast Records Low Interest-PSC
The Nigeria Police Service Commission (PSC) has revealed that 358,900 young Nigerians have successfully applied for the ongoing Constable cadre recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
In a statement issued on Sunday and signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations, the PSC also revealed that Southeast, South South and some Southwest states have the least applicants.
The PSC also noted that a total of 547,774 applications were received but 190,741were rejected mostly due to the applicants being over aged. The Commission stipulates that only applicants between the ages of 18 and 25 years are eligible to apply.
Anambra, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Lagos and Abia states emerged states with least applications, while Kaduna, Borno, Kano, Benue and Bauchi states emerged with the most applicants.
“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 2132 applications is next to Anambra from the rear, followed by Lagos State with 2324 applicants. Bayelsa state is 4th from the rear with 2651 while Abia has 2796 and 5th from the rear,” the statement revealed.
The application portal requires the National Identity Number (NIN) which automatically disqualifies applicants who do not fall within the required age range.
The PSC statement quoted the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, IGP Solomon Arase (rtd) as calling on the youth of the Southeast to embrace “police job” by applying to join the force.