The Police Service Commission (PSC) has received a total of 242,455 applications from interested candidates, with seven days left before they recruit 10,000 police constables.
This was confirmed by PSC’s acting spokesman, Aaron Kaase, in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday.
Niger State has the highest number of applicants with 15,633, followed by Kano with 15,079 while Katsina is third with 14,582.
Others are Kaduna with 13,882, Bauchi with 12,652 and Adamawa with 11,449 applicants.
Bayelsa State has the lowest number of applicants at 1,258, followed by Lagos State with 1,358; Anambra had 1,618 while Ebonyi had 1,659.
A summary of the applications indicated that 212,716 applicants are males while the remaining 29,694 are females.
Benue State has the highest number of female applicants at 2,251 followed by Akwa Ibom State with 1,772 and Osun with 1,721 applicants.
Zamfara State has the lowest number of female applicants with 27 followed by Jigawa 33, while Sokoto has 34.
The Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, reiterated that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure that the recruitment would be merit-based.
Smith warned applicants that the exercise was absolutely free, adding that “any applicant who pays for assistance will be prosecuted alongside the receiver, if caught.”