The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dispelled rumours that the Corps was “recruiting underground” and carrying out replacement exercise.
The Corps Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Okeh, said this in a statement issued in Abuja at the weekend.
Okeh said the Commandant-General of the Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, had urged job seekers and the general public to disregard the rumour.
Muhammadu said the false information was a gimmick being peddled by fraudsters to defraud unsuspecting applicants of their hard earned money.
He noted that a number of unemployed Nigerian youths had shown interest in enlisting in the Corps.
He said: “And this has attracted some dubious individuals who have resorted to spreading false news and sending text messages to them on non-existing recruitment and replacement exercises.”