The 365 police applicants during the screening exercise.
Kaduna State is currently leading in the number of applications received as of day 9 in the ongoing recruitment exercise for the General Duty Constables in the Nigeria Police Force.
The PUNCH can confirm that 20,259 Kaduna state youths have already completed the online applications to lead the table, while Anambra State lags behind with only 541 applications so far.
Following Kaduna State at the top are Adamawa State with 18,933 applications; Borno State with 18,305; Bauchi State, 16,554; Katsina State, 16,232; and Kano State, 15,888.
However, next to Anambra State from the rear are – Ebonyi, 737; Abia, 966 and Imo 999. Bayelsa has 1020; Enugu, 1036; Lagos, 1259; Delta, 1338 and Edo 1526.
Meanwhile, 242,391 males have already completed their applications, while only 35,405 females have registered their presence.
The spokesperson for the Police Service Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, revealed the details in a correspondence obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Ani noted that the Chairman of the PSC, Dr Solomon Arase, has expressed concern about the continued disinterest of South East youths in pursuing a career in the Nigeria Police Force.
“Arase noted that the South East, currently a hotbed for nonstate actors’ rebellion in the country, should have been at the forefront to join the Nigeria Police Force and bring indigenous solutions to the menace. He called on the leadership of the zone to find a way of convincing its youths to embrace the opportunity the ongoing recruitment has provided.
“The PSC Chairman said it will be difficult for anybody to listen to cries of marginalisation from leaders of the zone if they choose to remain indifferent to the government’s generous decision to offer employment to Nigerian youths in the Police Force. He said they should maximise the remaining five weeks open for their youths to get into the train,” Ani said.