Unemployment in Nigeria: Police recruitment hits 705,352 applicants

Three weeks after the Police Service Commission opened the portal for applications for the 10, 000 vacancies approved by the federal government, the Commission on Tuesday disclosed it has received 705,352 applications from applicants who are seeking employment into the Force.

the human shield of the police used in fending off BBOG protesters from gaining access to the villa.
the human shield of the police used in fending off BBOG protesters from gaining access to the villa.

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.

A statement from the Commission signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Spokesman, gave a breakdown of the applications showing that “202, 427 applicants have successfully applied for the position of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), 169,446, for the position of Cadet Inspector and 333,479 for the position of Constables.

“The Commission will be recruiting 500 Cadet Asps, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7, 500 Constables to meet the President’s approved 10,000 new entrants into the Force”.

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Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, (rtd) IGP, had earlier confirmed in Abuja that the process of receiving the forms has been smooth and transparent.

He explained that the Commission is committed to making the recruitment exercise a huge success, adding that the Commission will continue to make the process of the recruitment transparent.

He 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.

Okiro said he is excited with the huge interest shown by Nigerians in entering the Police Force.

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