The Police Service Commission, PSC, has said that 547,774 applications for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, have so far been received in the Police Recruitment portal.
Kemi Filani News recalls that the portal for recruitment was opened five weeks ago on October 15, 2023, and will close after six weeks, which is November 26 2023.
Out of the 547,774 applicants, 358,900 were successful and qualified for the next round of the recruitment process, which includes the applicants’ physical, credentials, medicals and strict background checks.
In a statement, the PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, also said 84,606 applicants were rejected for overage. Applicants are expected to be between the ages of 18 and 25.
Kaduna State maintained its first position with the highest number of applicants, with 40,272, with Anambra still stuck in the last position with 1,664.
Adamawa State is second with 36,398 applications, and Borno State is 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; Kano, with 30,004, is 7th.
With 2,132 applications, Ebonyi State is next to Anambra from the rear, followed by Lagos State with 2,324 applicants. Bayelsa State is 4th from the rear with 2,651, while Abia has 2,796 and 5th from the rear.