By Yakubu Lawal
The Police Service Commission, PSC, said it received 315,032 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force at the close of the portal on Jan. 11.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission had received 294,851 applications as at Jan.10 five weeks after the recruitment portal was opened on November 30, 2018.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved the recruitment of 10,000 police constables to beef up the strength of the force.
The Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the applications came more than five weeks after the recruitment portal was opened.
He said Niger maintained first position on the number of applications received with 18,549, followed by Kaduna with 17,936, Kano, 17,483 and Katsina, 17,354.
Lagos State dropped to the last position with 1,895 applications while Bayelsa had 2,035 applications, he said.