Punch gathered that the two portals being used for the recruitment were witnessing record traffic as thousands of unemployed youths applied for recruitment into the police as constables, cadet inspectors and cadet assistant superintendent of police, respectively.
The PSC Commissioner in charge of Media, Comfort Obi, told punch on Sunday that over 15,000 candidates had applied, noting that only 10,000 applicants would be recruited.
“Over 15,000 applicants have so far applied ; you know there is no job in the country, so many people are interested in joining the police. The exercise would run for six weeks in compliance with the directive from the Federal Character Commission which said that recruitment exercise must run for at least six weeks to enable all interested persons, qualified Nigerians to apply. However, only 10,000 will be recruited,” she explained