The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it has received 104,289 applications after it announced the recruitment of 10,000 constables.
It said it recorded the figure 12 days after the recruitment portal was opened on November 30.
The commission also added that Niger State has the highest number of applicants and Bayelsa State has the lowest.
Giving an update on the recruitment process, the PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement in Abuja, said the application hit 104,388 at 11.30am yesterday.
On the states and sex with highest and lowest applications, the commission said: “Niger State has the highest number of applicants at 7,985 and Bayelsa State has the least applications of 347. Kano State is second with 7,513, Katsina is third with 6,820, Bauchi is fourth with 6,204 and Kaduna State fifth with 5,729 applicants.
“Following Bayelsa from the rear is Lagos State with only 516 applicants, Ebonyi State is next with 600, Anambra State (605), Abia State (733) and Imo State with 870 applicants.
“Of the 104,289 applications received so far by the commission, 93,871 were males and 10,418 were females.”
The commission restated its commitment to ensure a merit-driven and transparent recruitment exercise that will follow due process and abide with the relevant rules and regulations in the public service.
The commission also noted that applicants are expected to apply on-line to the commission’s portal www.nigeriapolicecareers.net.
It added that the portal will officially close on January 11, 2019, in compliance with the six weeks requirement by Federal Character Commission (FCC).
The commission warned applicants not to give money to anybody for assistance as the giver and receiver will face the full weight of the law, if caught.