Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Recruitment: Police receive over 700,000 applications

The Police Service Commission has received 705,352
applications from candidates seeking employment 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, 169,446, for
the position of Cadet Inspector and 333,479 for the
position of Constables.A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations,
PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday in Abuja, explained
that the commission planned to recruit 500 Cadet ASPs,
500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7,
500 Constables to meet President Muhammadu Buhari’s
approved 10,000 new entrants into the Force.
It said that the PSC Chairman, Dr. Mike Okiro, confirmed
that the application process has been smooth and
transparent, adding that the commission was committed
to making the recruitment exercise a huge success.
The statement read, “The Police Service Commission has
at 7.30am on 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.
“President Muhammadu Buhari at last year’s National
Security Summit had approved the recruitment of 10,000
police men into the nation’s Police Force to reinforce the
Nigeria Police for better service.”
Okiro, according to the statement, said the PSC would
continue to make the process of the recruitment
transparent and assured the applicants of fairness and
equal opportunity “since the commission is only
interested in recruiting for the police the best brains in
the society.”
It further stated that Okiro was excited by the huge
interest shown by Nigerians in joining the police force.Nigerian-police-

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