The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it has received 294,851 applications from interested Nigerians for the 10,000 constable jobs into the Nigeria Police Force.
The portal for the recruitment of exercise, which was opened on the 30th of November, 2018 will be officially closed on Friday, January 11th, 2019 by 12 midnight.
Giving a breakdown of the applications received so far, the spokesman of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani 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.”
Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, said the commission will commence online shortlisting of qualified applicants after the closure of the portal.
Smith also said the short listed applicants will thereafter be invited for screening and other stages of the recruitment exercise.