The nationwide Nigerian Police recruitment exercise which commenced on the 1st of April 2016, ended up in colossal disappointment for many Nigerians who inundated their official websites as the influx of traffic witnessed by the websites led to it sudden crash.
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Countless unemployed, overly zealous Nigerians were left in an apparently dismal state on Friday as attempts to access the two police portals for the recruitment proved abortive even as they were inaccessible for most part of the day.
The Police Service Commission had directed interested candidates to apply through its website, www.psc.gov.ng or that of the Nigeria Police Force, http://www.npf.gov.ng., but the two websites crashed due to huge traffic.
As at the time of the crash or perhaps the over 10 hours of monumental access, it was recorded that 8,000 Nigerians had already registered.
With respect to the closure, a police source said:
“Candidates started registering online from 4am on Friday when the portals opened for registration; as of 2pm, over 8,000 candidates had registered online. The traffic was huge and this explains why many applicants could not access the websites because the servers were down.”
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Meanwhile, the Head of Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said the commission’s technical team was working on the servers to address the hitches.
“I have notified our technical team and they are working on the servers, all the hiccups would be addressed and candidates would find it easier to file their applications. I believe the issues we are experiencing were caused by the traffic from the huge number of applicants.”