The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it has received 104,289 applications for the recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria police force.

President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the recruitment of 10,000 police constables to beef-up the strength of the force.

Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, said the applications came 12 days after the recruitment portal was opened on November 30.

Ani said the applications hit the 104,289 mark at 1:30am on Tuesday.

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

He said Niger state had the highest number of applications of 7,985, followed by Kano with 7, 513, Katsina, 6,820, Bauchi, 6,204 and Kaduna, 5,729 applicants.

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

Ani said out of the 104,289 applications received so far, 93,871 were males while 10,418 were females.

He said the commission was committed to a transparent exercise that would abide by the rules and regulations of the public service.

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