The Police Service Commission (PSC) has received 705,352 applications in the ongoing Nigeria Police Force recruitment exercise.
President Muhammadu Buhari last year approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen.
The Commission’s portal, which opened on April 1 to interested applicants, will close May 13.
The Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Mike Okiro, said he was excited about Nigerians’ interest in the police.
The update was contained in a statement in Abuja yesterday by the Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the statement: “The Police Service Commission has at 7.30am today, 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.
“A breakdown of the applications showed 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 recruit 500 Cadet Asps, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7, 500 Constables.