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The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police Force, Frank Mba, has disclosed that the Nigeria Police extended the online registration in the ongoing 2021 police constable recruitment to Saturday, January 22, 2022, to allow more Southerners to apply.
In a statement made available to Newsmen on Wednesday, Mba explained that the extension became necessary ‘to ensure equal opportunity and even spread of applications, particularly from states in the South-East, South-South geopolitical zones and Lagos State.’
He stated the extension would enable the southern states to meet up with the required quota for their respective states.
Giving a breakdown of the applications received so far, Mba said out of the 81,005 applications received nationwide as of January 7, 2022, only 1,404 applications (less than 2% of the total applications) were received from the five states in the South East.
MBA added that only 261 were from Lagos State, adding that Anambra has the least figure of just 158 applicants.
Consequently, the Force appealed to states, local governments, religious bodies and other interest groups in the South-South, South-East and Lagos State to mobilize and encourage their citizens and wards to seek a career path in the Nigeria Police Force.
‘Interested applicants are urged to log on to the NPF recruitment portal to register before the expiration of the new deadline,’ he said, adding that the recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that in October 2021, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and Police Service Commission (PSC) announced the commencement of the process of concluding the 2020 enlistment of 10,000 Constables.
Mba urged candidates to check their recruitment status on the portal, www.policerecruitment.gov.ng.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK