The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps [NSCDC] has refuted reports of an ongoing recruitment process and urged Nigerians to disregard text messages inviting them for interviews.
Ekunola Gbenga, the Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, in a statement, said the agency has put all recruitment exercises on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“The attention of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been drawn to the activities of some fraudulent persons using various dubious means ranging from text messages, social media platforms and forged letters to invite unsuspecting members of the public for job interviews in a purported recruitment exercise by the Corps,” he said.
“In the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, our top priority is the wellbeing of our country and community.
“We are monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are continuing to follow the latest Government advice.
“To keep everyone as safe as possible, we have decided to put on hold our recruitment process but all shortlisted applications remain ‘live’.
“In view of this, it has become necessary to state firstly, that the NSCDC is not currently conducting any form of interview, training or screening.
“Whenever such an exercise is imminent, members of the public would be duly informed through the NSCDC official website, National dailies as well as on our official social media handles.’
“Furthermore, the NSCDC recruitment process is devoid of recruitment agents, hence anyone who claims to be operating in such capacity on behalf of the Corps is a fraudster.
“The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu wishes to advise prospective applicants to promptly report anyone who solicits for payments for recruitment into the Corps to the nearest NSCDC formations.