705,352 Apply For 10,000 Police Vacancies
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 (THEWILL) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has received 705,352 applications, as at Tuesday, April 19, from candidates seeking employment into the Nigeria Police Force through its recruitment drive for 10,000 officers.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday, in Abuja, by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission.
A breakdown of the applications showed that 202,427 applicants have successfully applied for the position of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police; 169,446, for the position of Cadet Inspector and 333,479 for the position of Constables.
The statement explained 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.
It also quoted the PSC Chairman, Dr. Mike Okiro, who confirmed that the application process has been smooth and transparent, adding that the commission was committed to making the recruitment exercise a huge success.
“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,” the statement read.
“President Muhammadu Buhari 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, according to the statement, said 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.”
It further stated that Okiro was excited by the huge interest shown by Nigerians in joining the police force.
Story by David Oputah