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Seven days to the end of the recruitment of 10 , 000 police constables , the Police Service Commission has received a total of 242 , 455 applications from interested candidates .
With 15 , 633 , Niger State has the highest number of applicants followed by Kano with 15 , 079 while Katsina is third with 14 , 582 .

Others are Kaduna with 13 , 882 , Bauchi with 12 , 652 and Adamawa with 11 , 449 applicants , according to a statement in Abuja on Thursday by the PSC ’ s acting spokesman , Aaron Kaase .

It said that Bayelsa State had the lowest number of applicants at 1 , 258 , followed by Lagos State with 1 , 358 ; Anambra had 1 , 618 while Ebonyi had 1 , 659 .

A summary of the applications indicated that 212 , 716 applicants are males while the remaining 29 , 694 are females .

Benue State has the highest number of female applicants at 2 , 251 followed by Akwa Ibom State with 1 , 772 and Osun with 1 , 721 applicants .

Zamfara State has the lowest number of female applicants with 27 followed by Jigawa 33 , while Sokoto has 34 .

The Chairman of the Commission , Alhaji Musiliu Smith , reiterated that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure that the recruitment would be merit -based .

The former Inspector – General of Police told the applicants that the exercise was absolutely free , adding that “ any applicant who pays for assistance will be prosecuted alongside the receiver , if caught. ”

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