SOUTH EAST – RECORDS LOWEST APPLICANTS IN POLICE RECRUITMENT
South east Nigeria has recorded the lowest number of applicants in the ongoing police recruitment exercise.
SOUTH EAST – RECORDS LOWEST NUMBER IN POLICE RECRUITMENT
The Nigerian Police Service Commission (NPSC) has reported the low turnout of applicants from South east Nigeria.
The commission stated that about 22,878 applications were received just within five days after its portal for recruitment was opened.
Though the commission had hoped to employ only 10,000 constables, the application received so far was way above double.
The recruitment portal was opened on 30th November 2018 with the target of only 10,000 constables but the heavy applications received so far has raised alarm if the process will be done without corruption.
In response to the alarm, the Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani in Abuja, posited that, the on-line applications hit the said figure as at 12.30 pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
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He stated that out of the said 21,878 applicants already on ground, 20,217 applicants are males while 1,661 are females. This means that the ratio of males to females was extremely high.
The State with the highest number of applicants was Niger state with 2,276 applications followed by Katsina state with 1,677, Kano state third with 1, 577 and Bauchi state, 1,543.
The South east was seen lacking in number as it recorded Ebonyi state 88, Anambra state, 107, Abia state, 130, Imo state having 133 applicants, and Enugu state 167.
The State with the lowest number of applicants in the Nation was Bayelsa state with the lowest application of just 55. Other states with low number included; Lagos (112) and Delta (150).
The portal is expected to close by 11th January, 2018 which is exactly six weeks after the advert in line with the Federal Character requirement.