The Nigerian Police Service Commission has received not less than 843,008 applications for the 10,000 vacancies approved for the commission by President Muhammadu Buhari, a statement by the commission’s public relations officer, Ikechukwu Ani, has said.
Going by the number of applications so far received, there are speculations that the tally may hit one million by May 13, the closing date for the receipt of all applications.
According to the commission, as at Monday, May 2, 2016, 243,327 applications had been received for assistant superintendent of police (ASP) cadre. He further revealed that 197,990 and 401,691 applicants applied for the inspector and police constable (PC) cadres respectively.
The commission recently said in a statement that it would recruit 500 cadet ASP, 500 cadet inspectors, 1,500 specialist officers and 7, 500 constables in the recruitment of 10,000 police officers.