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7,513 Kano indegenes seek to join Nigeria Police



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About 7,513 Kano state indigenes are applying to join the Nigerian Police according to the Police Service Commission.

Head, Press, and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the applications came 12 days after the recruitment portal was opened on November 30.

According to Mr Ani,  Kano state has the second highest number of applicants while Niger states tops the list with 7,985 applicants.

Mr Ani said that out of the 104,289 candidates that have so far applied 6,820 are from Katina state, 6,204 from Bauchi state and 5,729 are from Kaduna state.

The spokesperson said Bayelsa State had the lowest applications of 347, Lagos State, 516, Ebonyi, 600, Anambra, 605, Abia, 733 and Imo, 870.

Mr Ani said added that 93,871 of the candidates were males while 10,418 were females.

 “The portal is expected to close on Jan. 11, 2019 in line with the Federal Character requirement of six weeks,” he said.

He added that the commission is committed to a transparent exercise that would abide by the rules and regulations of the Public Service.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has recently approved the recruitment of 10,000 police constables to beef-up the strength of the force.