The Police Service Commission said it has received 705,352 applications from candidates seeking police recruitment and employment into the Nigeria Police Force.
According to a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday by the Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, revealed that the commission had planned a police recruitment of 500 Cadet ASPs, 500 Cadet Inspectors, 1,500 Specialist Officers and 7, 500 Constables.
But a breakdown of the applications showed that 202, 427 applicants have successfully applied for the position of Cadet ASP, 169,446 for the position of Cadet Inspector and 333,479 for the position of Constables.
President Buhari had at last year’s National Security Summit approved police recruitment of 10,000 policemen into the Force to reinforce the Nigeria Police for better service.
PSC Chairman, Dr. Mike Okiro, confirmed that the application process had been smooth and transparent, adding that the commission would continue to make the process of the police recruitment transparent and assured the applicants of fairness and equal opportunity since the commission is only interested in recruiting for the police the best brains in the society.
Meanwhile, the PSC has pledged its commitment to ensuring accountability in the conduct of Police Officers just as it vowed to stop impunity in the line of duty of the Officers and Men of the Force.
Justice Olufunlola Adekeye (retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Commissioner in the Commission) conveyed the Commission’s position at a Capacity Building Workshop for the Commission’s Public Complaints Committee on Police Conduct, held in Abuja.
According to Justice Adekeye, who is also the Chairman of the Committee, the Commission will positively bridge the gap between the public and the force through holding the Police accountable and ensuring that they conduct their duties in line with laid down rules and regulations and in consonance with the rule of law.