Low Police Recruitment Turnout: See Stats from SE, SS and Lagos

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A total of 81,005 individuals have applied for the Nigeria Police Force's ongoing recruiting exercise for 2021. As of January 7, 2022, 1,404 applications – less than 2% of total applications – had been received from the five states in the South East.

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Only 261 applications were received from Lagos State, with the smallest number of 158 candidates coming from Anambra State.

Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, stated this in a statement titled,

“Recruitment: Police extend online registration by 10 days”, on Wednesday. The statement read, “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to inform citizens that 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. With this extension, the NPF recruitment portal will remain open till midnight of the new date.

“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 to 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 of January 7, 2022. Out of this figure, 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, with Anambra State having the least figure of 158 applicants.

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