NSCDC selects 6,500 people from a pool of 1.4 million for final screening
Out of nearly 1.4 million people who applied for the paramilitary post, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has announced the final step of its 2019 recruitment process, shortlisting 6,500 candidates for final screening.
Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, the Corps’ Commandant General, announced this at a news conference held at the Corps Headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
Audi, who was flanked by Mrs Aisha Rufai, Secretary and Director of the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Correctional Services Board, expressed sadness that the exercise, which began in 2019, was stalled due to a number of factors, including the COVID-19 epidemic.
“When the recruitment commenced, the number of those who applied was over 1.4 million when the portal was opened,” the CG stated of the processes that led to the final tally of shortlisted candidates. We received 670,000 people who were asked to upload to the portal as a result of this. Out of that, 200, 000 people really responded, and 53, 116 people were chosen to take the Computer Based Test CBT exam. A total of 6,500 individuals were shortlisted for the final screening, with 5,000 being chosen and hired.
Kebbi has a total of 2000 personnel.
“As a result, we would like to kindly remind all CBT applicants, namely the 6,500 who have been invited for physical screening, that the final screening of credentials and physical fitness test will be conducted through SMS from August 2nd to August 25th, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to check the application page for their names, screening locations, and rules beginning July 20, 2021, and to print their recruiting slip, without which they will not be permitted to attend the screening.”
According to him, the drill will take place at six different locations throughout the six geopolitical zones. The NSCDC Zonal Command Headquarters in Kaduna, Games Village in Bauchi, Federal University Lafia in Nasarawa State, NSCDC Training School in Oji River, Enugu State, Civil Defence College of Security Management in Abeokuta, and NABTEB in Benin, Edo State were among the institutions he mentioned.
He went on to say that the Corps worked closely with the Federal Character Commission FCC to ensure that the federal character guidelines were followed to the letter.
Mrs Rufai, on her part, referenced Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Board, as saying that the entire procedure was free.
“Anyone detected attempting to obtain financial gain will be dealt with,” she said, adding that only invited candidates should attend the centers.
She advised applicants who were not selected to avoid visiting any of the centers.