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Southern States Of Nigeria Shun Police Recruitment Exercise 


Not less than nine Southern states of Nigeria have shun current ongoing nationwide police recruitment exercise by the Police Service Commission (PSC) recording very poor turn out.

A press release on Wednesday signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said Anambra state leads from behind with only  541 applications, Ebonyi, 737; Abia, 966 and Imo 999. Bayelsa, has 1020; Enugu, 1036; Lagos, 1259; Delta, 1338 and Edo 1526.

Kaduna State is currently leading in the number of applications already received as at day nine in the ongoing recruitment exercise for General Duty Constables into the Nigeria Police Force.

The statement said so far, “20,259 Kaduna State youths have already completed the online applications  to lead the table”.

Following Kaduna state at the top are Adamawa with 18,933 applications ; Borno with 18,305; Bauchi, 16,554; Katsina, 16,232 and Kano, 15,888.

Meanwhile 242, 391 males have already completed their applications while only 35,405 females have registered their presence. 

The Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase, retired Inspector General of Police has expressed concern in the continued disinterest of South East youths in pursuing a career in the Nigeria Police Force. 

Dr. Arase noted that “the South East, currently a hot bed for non state actors rebellion in the country should have been in the forefront to join the Nigeria Police Force and bring indigenous solution to the menace”.

He called on the leadership of the zone to find a way of convincing its youths to embrace the opportunity of the ongoing recruitment has provided.

The PSC Chairman said “it will be difficult  for any body to listen to cries of marginalisation from leaders of the zone if they choose to remain indifferent to government’s generous decision to offer employments to Nigerian youths into the Police Force”.

He said they should maximise the remaining five weeks open for their youths to get into the train.


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