12th January, 2022
Lagos and the five south east states appeared to be uninterested in applying for jobs as police constables, the Nigeria Police Force revealed today.
Out of the 81,005 applications received so far, only 1,404 applications – less than 2% of the total applications – were received from the five States in the South East and 261 from Lagos State.
Anambra State has the least figure of 158 applicants.
The apathy shown by the six states has made the NPF extend till 22 January, the deadline for the online registration of applicants in the 2021 recruitment of constables.
With this extension, the NPF recruitment portal will remain open till midnight of the new date, spokesman commissioner 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.
Mba asked the six 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.
Applicants are further advised to call 08100004507 for any inquiry or complaints or technical difficulties in the use of the portal.
The recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge.