The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has disassociated itself from a website purportedly owned by it which was opened within the week and requested Nigerians to submit their credentials for employment into the Corps.
In a statement issued by the NSCDC through its Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Okeh, the corps warned applicants to ignore the online advertisements on recruitment into the Corps as it was the handiwork of fraudsters.
“The Corps wishes to state with emphasis that the general public should be wary of the website: www.interior.gov.ng asking applicants to upload their cvs and warning them that the closing date is 17/1/2013.
“This includes any other unofficial websites created for the purpose of advertising job vacancies on behalf of the organisation with the intention of defrauding applicants by demanding for money.
“As a matter of facts, the Corps recruitment exercise in the past have never been through any website, purchase of scratch cards nor application forms rather, by placement of advertisement in National dailies by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Service Board for applicants to apply” the statement reads in part.
While disclaiming such websites, Mr. Okeh said the Corps had not at any time commissioned or hire consultants and agents on job/recruitment matters and it has no intention for such.
“Applicants should exercise restraints and be careful of fraudsters as the Corps will not take responsibility for anyone who as a matter of fact patronise websites and job scammers by paying money.”