Following the announcement of the proposed recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force by President Muhammadu Buhari, last year at the National Security Summit in Abuja, Nigerians have been hyper in anticipation of the application process.
Application begins on Friday the 1st of April, 2016 and attempts by many candidates to apply for enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force were frustrated that same day as the two police portals for the recruitment crashed and were inaccessible for most part of the day.
According to a report in the Punch newspapers, a police source said candidates started registering online from 4am on Friday when the portals opened for registration and that as of 2pm, over 8,000 candidates had registered online. The traffic was huge and that explained why many applicants could not access the websites because the servers were down.
The server at www.ngf.gov.ng could not be reached.
Even the Police Service Commission’s website that was provided as an alternative was not left out of the traffic stampede, this one seemed to have exceeded its bandwidth.
According to Ruth, an intending applicant who tried unsuccessfully to register.
I wonder where they got the 8,000 already registered figure from. I started trying since early morning of Friday and it has been like that.
Emeka, another frustrated applicant shared Ruth’s opinion with a slant of his.
See, let me tell you, it’s all a scam. They’re just doing this for publicity so it would look like they recruited. Then they would save the jobs for their children and relatives. How can a whole police website crash and still be down till now?
A quick check on the official Twitter and Facebook pages of the Nigeria Police Force showed they were not addressing the issue on there or trying to calm the applicants in any way.
Some blogs in Nigeria receive visitors in excess of over 100,000 daily and still stay strong. It does not speak well that the website of the almighty Nigeria Police cannot withstand traffic for a single day.