The Nigeria Police Force has said that the online registration in the ongoing 2021 recruitment exercise into the service of the Nigeria Police Force as Police Constables, has been extended to Saturday, January 22, 2022.
The Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CP Frank Mba, disclosed this Wednesday, 12 January, in a statement made available to the media.
TheFact Nigeria reports that according to Mba, the extension of the online application, whose original deadline had been fixed for 10 January, 2022, “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 meet up with the required quota for their respective areas”.
Statistical analysis shows that a total of 81,005 applications were received nationwide as at January 7, 2022, out of which, 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.
“Consequently, the Force enjoins States and Local Governments, religious bodies and other interest groups in the affected geopolitical zones and Lagos State to assist in mobilizing and encouraging their citizens and wards to take advantage of the opportunity to seek a career path in the Nigeria Police Force”, the statement read.
The Force also urges interested applicants to log-on to the NPF recruitment portal, www.policerecruitment.gov.ng to register before the expiration of the new deadline as the NPF recruitment portal will remain open till midnight of the new date.
Applicants are further advised to call 08100004507 for any inquiry or complaints or technical difficulties in the use of the portal, and are reminded that the recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge.