Northern states get greatest share of new police recruits | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Following the release of names of 10,000 successful applicants for the Nigeria police recruitment scheme by the Police Service Commission (PSC), on Monday, it has been discovered that the North got the lion’s share.

PSC Head Spokesman, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, said the new recruits comprise 500 cadet Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP), 500 cadet inspectors and, 7,500 constables.

The breakdown showed that the North West, comprising Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi and Sokoto got the lion share while South East, with five states region got the least.

While recruitment into the rank of constable was done on local government basis, with each council allotted nine slots, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) got 30.

Kano, with 44 local government areas (LGAs)got 396 constables, Bayelsa with eight councils got 72 and FCT 30.

At the regional level, South West, with 139 LGAs accounted for 1,251 out of 7,500 constables while South East and South South with 97 and 124 councils got 873 and 1,116, respectively.

However, the 19 northern states- North Central, North East and North West with 115, 112 and 187 got 1,035, 1,008 and 1,683 respectively, which represents 3, 726 out of the 7,500 constables.

Conversely, the north topped the ASPs and Inspector as it got 247 as against 221 to the three southern states.

Again, the North West with seven states led with 91 each while South East with five states got only 65. The other four zones with six states each got 78 each.

However, that of the ASPs and Inspector were done on state basis. Each of the 36 states got 13 ASPs and Inspector apiece.

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