- Kaduna, Katsina, Benue, Niger top states with highest applicants
Paul Obi in Abuja
The Police Service Commission (PSC) thursday said it would next week commence the recruitment of 6,000 personnel into the Nigerian Police Force.
The move came following President Muhammadu Buhariâ€™s directive to the police to recruit additional 6,000 personnel.
Buhari had during his trip to the United States held bilateral talks with US President, Donald Trump, where he revealed that he had directed that 6,000 additional Police personnel be recruited to beef up security and stem the incessant cases of herdsmen killings in the country.
According to PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, â€œThe recruitment of 6,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables will commence on May 7 in the 36 states Police Command headquarters and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
â€œThe exercise will start with screening of the applicantsâ€™ physical attributes and their credentials.â€
Ani explained that â€œalready, invitations have been sent to the applicants who are expected to report at the screening venues on days indicated in their invitations.
â€œA total of 133, 324 applicants are expected to be screened during the exercise.â€
Kaduna State has the highest number of applicants with a total of 6,962, while Lagos State has the least with a total of 1,013. Katsina State with a total of 6,676 has the second highest applicants followed by Benue and Niger State with 6,474 and 6,409 respectively.
Accordingly, â€œBayelsa has the second least of applicants, 1,097, followed by Anambra State which has 1,117 and Ebonyi State with 1, 303.
â€œThe PSC has deployed its staff to the 36 states of the federation and the FCT with the Chairman of the commission, Sir Mike Okiro, as the National Coordinator.â€
Also, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the commission, Mr. Musa Istifanus, warned that â€œthe commission will sanction any staff found to be compromising this national assignment.
â€œAll staff must resist all forms of undue influences as their activities would be closely monitored.â€