No fewer than 81,005 candidates have applied for enlistment as constables in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for 10,000 available slots.
However, the southern part of the country is yet to fill the quota for its candidates.
Consequently, the NPF has extended the ongoing online registration for2021 constable recruitment by 10 days, saying that southern states are yet to meet their required quota.
Force public relations officer, CP Frank Mba said, “The extension of the online application is informed by the need to ensure equal opportunity and even spread of applications, particularly from states in the South-East, South-South geopolitical zones and Lagos State, to enable them meet up with the required quota for their respective areas.
“A statistical analysis shows that a total of 81,005 applications were received nationwide as at January 7, 2022. Out of this figure, only 1,404 applications – less than two per cent of the total applications – were received from the five states in the South East and 261 from Lagos State, with Anambra State having the least figure of 158 applicants.
“Consequently, the Force enjoins States and Local Governments, religious bodies and other interest groups in the affected Geopolitical zones and Lagos State to assist in mobilizing and encouraging their citizens and wards to take advantage of the opportunity to seek a career path in the Nigeria Police Force. Interested applicants are urged to log-on to the NPF recruitment portal, www.policerecruitment.gov.ng to register before the expiration of the new deadline.”
The Force also said the online registration in the ongoing 2021 recruitment exercise for interested and eligible Nigerians into the service of the Nigeria Police Force as Police Constables, has been extended to Saturday, January 22, 2022.
He said with this extension, the NPF recruitment portal would remain open till midnight of the new date.
The Force PRO urged applicants to call 08100004507 for any inquiry or complaints or technical difficulties in the use of the portal, as the recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge.