Few hours to the close of the portal for the recruitment of 10,000 police constables, the number of Nigerians that have applied to join the Nigeria Police Force has reached over two hundred and ninety-four thousand.
The recruitment, which began on November 30, 2018, is expected to close today as required by the Federal Character Commission which stipulated that advertisements for recruitments into Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies must run for six weeks to give applicants enough time to apply.
The spokesman, Police Service Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, that Niger State maintained its lead with 17,790 applications.
Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police, said after the closure of the portal, the commission would start online short-listing of qualified applicants. The shortlisted applicants, he added, would thereafter be invited for screening and other stages of the recruitment exercise.