NSCDC shortlists 5,000 for employment –official

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NSCDC Shortlisted Candidates for Training

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps () has shortlisted 5,000 candidates for employment in 2022.

The announcement was made at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday by Mrs Aisha Rufai, Secretary, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).

According to Rufai, the board has approved the final phase of the 2019 recruitment, directing all interested applicants to the application portal.

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She advised screened applicants to visit beginning January 17 to check for additional information, as it would be available only to successful candidates.

Candidates who have not been successfully shortlisted will not be able to access the portal, according to her.

“Applicants should double-check their names, documentation locations, documentation guidelines, and print out their invitation slip, as they will not be allowed to participate in the exercise if they do not do so,” she said.

The secretary stated that the documentation would be provided free of charge and would begin on January 31.

Mr. Ahmed Audi, Commandant General of the , stated that the recruitment was specifically for 2019 applicants, and that all successful candidates would be invited for training after documentation.

According to Audi, 1,477,042 candidates applied in 2019, but only 746,762 were chosen after some applicants did not meet the required height and age as stated in the job advertisement.

“A total of 217, 000 candidates were shortlisted for the Computer Based Assessment Test after successfully uploading their certificates” (CBAT).

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“Of the 113,105 candidates who were shortlisted, 53,116 took the CBAT in December 2020 across the country, and 6,500 were shortlisted for further screening,” he said.

The recruitment was delayed until 2022, according to the commandant general, due to COVID-19 and the need for thorough vetting of candidates.

“Recruitment is a process, and vetting about 1,000,000 people is difficult because vetting is very important and takes a long time,” he said.

Audi went on to say that vetting was done on three levels: environmental, institutional, and family.

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