ABUJA- The Nigerian Navy (NN) has warned applicants undergoing its Basic Training School (NNBTS) Batch 35 Recruitment Exercise holding in Lagos, Rivers and Kaduna States to avoid being duped by fraudsters.
The Navy gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its Director, Naval Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan.
Ayo-Vaughan said the attention of the navy high command had been drawn to the sharp activities of some unscrupulous persons regarding the ongoing exercise.
According to him, these unscrupulous persons have been deceiving innocent applicants and defrauding them of huge sums of money with promises of recruiting them successfully into the NN.
“Pertinently, it is to be noted that recruitment into the NN from online registration to the end of the recruitment process is entirely free.
“The NN has not contracted or authorised any agent or individual to collect money or any incentive from applicants in order to help them in the recruitment process or placement as successful candidate(s) for training.
“Accordingly, applicants and their guardians are advised to report the activities of these unscrupulous individuals to the nearest Naval Unit or Nigeria Police Station.
“This information is for NNBTS
Batch 35 applicants and general public to note,” he said. (NAN)