Only 10,000 policemen are to be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force following presidential directive last August, but 19 days after the Police Service Commission, PSC, commenced the process of recruiting able and credible Nigerians, it has received 705,352 applications.
The commission confirmed the figure in a statement issued yesterday by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani.
The statement, while breaking down the statistics, said 202, 427 applicants had 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.
Of this number, Ani said the commission would be recruiting 500 cadet ASPs, 500 cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7, 500 Constables, noting that the chairman of the commission, retired Inspector General of Police Mike Okiro, described the process of receiving the forms as smooth and transparent.
Okiro assured that the commission was committed to making the recruitment exercise a huge success, adding that the commission would continue to make the process.
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.

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