The Portal for the recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables by the Police Service Commission will be officially closed today, Friday, January 11th, 2019 by 12 midnight. The Portal was opened for applications on Friday the 30th of November, 2018. The Federal Character Commission requires that advertisements for recruitment into Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies must run for six weeks to allow applicants enough opportunity to apply.
As at 12.30 pm Wednesday, January 10th, 2019, 294,851 applications have been received. Niger State maintained the lead in the number of applications received from each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory with 17,790 applicants. Bayelsa State kept its last position with 1,797 applications.
Niger State is followed by Kano with 16,800 and Katsina, 16,666. Lagos State is second from the rear with 1,720 applications followed by Ebonyi State with, 2,218.
Male applicants continued to dominate the exercise with 255,189 applications with females trailing with only 39,662 applicants.
Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police, said that after the closure of the portal today, the Commission will start online short listing of qualified applicants.
The short listed applicants, the Chairman said, will thereafter be invited for screening and other stages of the recruitment exercise.


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