The Police Service Commission has rejected a total of eighty-four thousand, six hundred and six applications during the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, revealed this information in a statement on Sunday. He reported that the Police Recruitment portal, which opened on October 15, 2023, and closes on November 26, 2023, has received a total of five hundred and forty-seven thousand, seven hundred and seventy-four applications.
Ani highlighted that Kaduna State maintained its leading position with the highest number of applicants at forty thousand, two hundred and seventy-two, while Anambra had the lowest number with one thousand, six hundred and sixty-four.
The statement quoted the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, expressing satisfaction with the number of applications received. He appealed once again to the youths of the South-East to overcome their indifference to police work, emphasizing that aligning with anti-government criminal gangs would not lead them anywhere.
The statement read in part “Out of the 547,774 applicants, 358,900 were successful and have qualified for the next round of the recruitment process which includes the physical, credentials, medicals and strict background checks of the applicants.
“A total of 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 as the state 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 Bornu 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 while Kano with 30,004 is 7th.
“Ebonyi State with 2132 applications is next to Anambra from the rear, followed by Lagos State with 2324 applicants. Bayelsa state is 4th from the rear with 2651 while Abia has 2796 and 5th from the rear”