The Police Service Commission said it received 315,032 applications for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force as constables at the close of its recruitment portal on Friday.
The commission stated that it would soon shortlist qualified applicants for the 10,000 police constable vacancies based on its advertised requirements, adding that the successful ones would be invited for screening.
The PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Wednesday, added that the short-listing would be carried out online.
The statement revealed that Niger State kept its first position on the number of applications received with 18,549 applicants, followed by Kaduna with 17,936, Kano, 17,483 and Katsina, 17,354.
Lagos State dropped to the last position with 1,895 applications while Bayelsa State, stood at the second to the last position with 2,035 applications.
Anambra State had 2,204 applicants; Ebonyi, 2,496, while Abia recorded 2,976 applications.
At the close of the recruitment portal, 271,068 males applied while only 43,785 female applications were received.
The statement added, “The Chairman of the PSC, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, expressed delight at the successful conclusion of the first leg of the recruitment, adding that the commission is committed to a transparent, hitch-free and merit-driven exercise.”