Hard time and mass unemployment in Nigeria has forced no fewer than 705, 000 Nigerians to apply in the going police recruitment which is aimed at hiring only 10,000.
Confirming the figure, Nigeria’s Police Service Commission (PSC) said it has received 705, 352 as at 7:30 a.m., April 19 from applicants seeking enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force.
Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission who revealed this today said 202, 427 applications were 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 statement said that the commission would recruit 500 Cadet ASPs, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7, 500 Constables to meet the approved 10,000 new entrants into the Force.
In the statement, the chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro confirmed that the process of receiving the forms had been smooth and transparent.
Okiro gave the assurance of the commission to making the process transparent and the exercise a huge success.
President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the recruitment of 10,000 policemen into the nation’s Police Force to reinforce the Police for better service.