The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro has again denied allegations that his Ministry operates illegal websites to defraud unsuspecting Nigerian applicants.
This position was made known in a statement from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC)’s headquarters and signed by its Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Okeh.
It would be recalled that the Senate Joint Committee on Federal Character Commission and Inter-governmental Affairs, Labour and Employment, during its investigative sitting accused the Ministry of creating such websites to defraud applicants.
Moro stated that the Ministry had never designed or operated any websites for the purpose of recruitment into any of the agencies under its supervision.
“The umbrella body saddled with the responsibility of recruitment, promotion, appointment and discipline is the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigrations and Prisons Board (CDFIPB) and its processes of recruitment does not include online submissions.”
The Ministry, according to him, had not commenced any process of recruitment recently.
The Minister hinted that the Ministry may decide to engage consultants in its employment process in the nearest future in order to check-mate corrupt and sharp practices.
Mr Moro also promised to offer “automatic employment’’ to any applicant with information linking government officials to the alleged money-for-job scandal in his ministry.