- The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the postponement of its recruitment exercise
- Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, the commandant general of the NCDC made the disclosure on Thursday, June 18
- Muhammadu said the recruitment process was postponed due to the safety concerns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic
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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced that the recruitment into its corps has been postponed till further notice.
Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, the commandant general of the NCDC made the disclosure on Thursday, June 18.
He said the recruitment process was postponed due to the safety concerns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commandant warned the public to beware of fraudulent persons who are inviting people for purported recruitment exercise by the corps.
According to Muhammadu, the corps is not currently conducting any form of interview, training or screening at the moment
He stated that the public would be notified through the NSCDC official website, as well as on its official social media handles when the recruitment process commences.
The commandant said the NSCDC does not use agents in its recruitment process, noting that anyone who claims to be operating on behalf of the corps is a fraudster.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic is negatively impacting Nigeria's economy as many companies are recording losses, especially due to the lockdown.
According to a survey conducted by Africa International Trade and Commerce Research, 97% of businesses in the country recorded losses during the lockdown while only three percent managed to break even, Premium Times reported.
Also, 87% of the companies surveyed said they have been negatively affected overall by the pandemic.
This is because majority of the countries where they source their products from were on lockdown while have many more have ceased operations.
Legit.ng gathered that the survey was conducted in collaboration with the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture and others.
The researchers captured data from 100 businesses across the country in the survey titled the National Survey Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Nigerian Private Sector.
The development has led to job loss and pay cut for those who have managed to retain their staff.
The survey assessed the impact of the pandemic on medium and small scale businesses in Nigeria.
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