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705,352 apply for 10,000 Police jobs

20/04/2016 12:30

Barely three weeks after the Police Service Commission, PSC, opened the portal for applications for 10,000 vacancies approved by the Federal Government, the commission has received 705,352 applications.


President Muhammadu Buhari had, at last year’s National Security Summit, approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen into the nation’s Police Force for better service.


A statement signed by the commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said 202,427 had successfully applied for the position of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP; 169,446 for Cadet Inspector and 333,479 as Constables.


“The commission will be recruiting 500 Cadet Asps, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7, 500 Constables to meet the President’s approved 10,000 new entrants into the Force,” the statement said.


Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Okiro, had earlier confirmed in Abuja that the process of receiving the forms had been smooth and transparent.


He explained that the commission was committed to making the recruitment a huge success, adding that the commission would continue to make the process of the recruitment transparent.


He assured the applicants of fairness and equal opportunity since the commission was only interested in recruiting for the police the best brains in the society. Okiro said he was excited with the huge interest shown by Nigerians in entering the Police Force.

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