By Bukar Bolori
Six thousand, five hundred (6,500) people have been shortlisted for the final employment screening of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC).
Addressing a press conference on Friday in Abuja, the Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi said that 5,000 people would be given employment from the 6,500 shortlist.
Audi, who noted that about 1.5 million persons began the initial recruitment process in 2019, lamented that COVID-19 pandemic was the reason the exercise was this prolonged.
The CG who was at the press conference with the Secretary of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board, Hajiya Aisha Rufai said: “We wish to inform all the prospective applicants that sat for the Computer Based Test that 6,500 candidates out of 53,116 have been shortlisted to attend the final screening of credentials and physical fitness verification and will be invited via SMS from 2nd to 25th of August 2021. Applicants are advised to check the application portal: http://cdfipb. careers from 20th of July, 2021, for their names, screening locations, guidelines for the recruitment exercise and print out their invitation slip without which they will not be allowed to participate in the screening exercise.”
Audu, while stating for eligibility the applicant should present academic qualifications, indigeneship certificate, birth certificate, professional certificates, other documents, and would need to have specified chest and height measurement, however said those with K legs, flat foot, gross malfunctioned teeth, hunchback, obesity, deformity, hearing impairment, speech impediment, body tattoos, eyesight defects and drug addiction stand disqualified.
He asked the successful applicants to appear at the zonal screening centres in all white T-shirt, short and canvass.
The CG disclosed that six centers have been chosen, with one for each of the region.
The centres are Kaduna (North West), Bauchi (North East), Nasarawa (North Central), Enugu (South East), Abeokuta (South West) and Benin (South South).
He said the exercise which commenced on 2nd August, 2021 is free.