The police service commission (PSC) has revealed that 705,352 candidates applied to fill the vacancy for 10,000 personnel in the Nigeria police force (NPF).
Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s head of press and public relations, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
According to Ani, 202, 427 applications were 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 statement said that the commission would recruit 500 cadet ASPs, 500 cadet inspectors, 1,500 specialist officers and 7, 500 constables to meet the approved 10,000 new entrants into the force.
“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.”
The statement quoted Mike Okiro, chairman of the commission, as saying the process of receiving the forms had been smooth and transparent, and that all applicants would receive “fairness and equal opportunity”.