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.
Lagos disowns fake COVID-19 job vacancy advert
The Lagos State Government has disowned the advertisement of job vacancies in Lagos isolation centres being circulated on social media.
Recall that the state government recently disengaged over 30 health workers in various isolation centres in the state.
The Director Public Affairs, state Ministry of Health, Mr Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, in a statement on Friday said the job vacancies being posted on social media was the work of fraudsters.
“The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to an advert making the rounds, especially on social media about job vacancies at COVID-19 Lagos isolation centres.
“We wish to categorically state that this job vacancy advert did not emanate from the Lagos State Government, the Ministry of Health or the COVID-19 Lagos Incident Command System.
“Citizens are therefore advised to disregard this job vacancy advert in its entirety and rely only on official communication channels of the Lagos State Government and the Ministry of Health for news and information on COVID-19 Lagos Response,” the statement reads in part.
Ogunbanwo added that the state government would investigate the source of the advert, apprehend the authors and bring them to book.
Police open recruitment portal [See Application Guidelines]
The Nigeria Police Force [NPF] has warned intending applicants to beware of scammers who may want to dupe them during its recently announced recruitment exercise.
Police, in an update on its verified Facebook page, said the recruitment exercise is absolutely free, charging applicants to beware of fake recruitment sites.
The recruitment portal was finally opened to applicants who may want to join the Police on Tuesday.
The recruitment is for applicants who must have obtained five credits in WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB and GCE, and between the age of 17 and 25.
As the portal became accessible, it was observed that applicants are mandated to create an account with their National Identification Number (NIN).
Police said the application required the NIN, as those who have not been captured by the NIMC will not be able to access the recruitment portal.
According to information displayed on the portal, police said, by providing the NIN, an applicant has given the
“NPF the right to get his/her biodata i.e. Basic information from NIMC and the data will not be editable after creating the account.”
See how to apply below:
APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR NIGERIA POLICE FORCE 2020 RECRUITMENT EXERCISE
Candidates are advised to read the following instructions thoroughly before completing the Nigeria Police Force online Recruitment Form. Any incomplete or wrongly completed Form will be rejected and will not be processed.
- Applicants shall be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess National Identity Number (NIN)
- Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB with credit passes in English and Mathematics.
- Applicants must be aged between 17-25 years by March 2020.
- Applicants must be medically, physically, and psychologically fit and must not be less than 1.67mtrs tall for male and 1.64mtrs tall for female.
- Applicants must print their completed online forms, guarantor form and submit it at the examination/screening and recruitment centre.
- All applicants MUST have a readily available scanned copy of their SSCE/GCE/NABTEB/NECO Result Birth Certificate Result FSLC Result LGA Certificate Passport Photograph Chest Measurement.
- Applicant must not have less than 86 cm (34 inches) expanded chest measurement (for men only).
- Female Applicant must not be pregnant at the time of Recruitment.
- Applicant must be free from any pecuniary embarrassment.
N-Power portal not hacked, no data breach – FG
The federal government on Sunday has debunked reports that the N-Power portal had been hacked. Rather, the government said the portal was not only secured but also that it had not been compromised in any way.
This was as it also disclosed that more than one million applications were received from intending N-Power enrollees across the country in less than 48 hours.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in a statement, Sunday night, through its Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Iliya, said:
“Over 1,000,000 applications have been received from across the Federation in less than 48 hours after the Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq declared open the new N-Power Portal on the Ministry’s website.”
It called on all young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 with or without formal education to apply for a slot in the new programme which it said, “would be very focused on agriculture.”
“The Ministry will like to assure Nigerians that the N-Power portal is secured and no data has been compromised,” it said, adding:
“The portal is open for Nigerians who meet the application criteria.”
The statement read in part:
“Inline with the ongoing N-POWER Batch C online application which commenced Friday, June 26, 2020, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, hereby announces that over 1,000,000 applications have been received from across the Federation in less than 48 hours after the Honourable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq declared open the new N-Power Portal on the Ministry’s website.
“The Ministry wishes to reiterate that all young Nigerians between the ages of 18-35 with or without formal education can apply for a slot in the new program which would be very focused on agriculture.
“The number of applications so far received is an indication of the number of our youths who need jobs and the confidence in the program.
“The Ministry will continue to collaborate with its technical partners to provide timely support to all applicants.
“The selection process would be fair and transparent and the public would also be carried along at every stage.”
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