Beware of scammers: EFCC clears air on alleged 2020/2021 recruitment

Beware of scammers: EFCC clears air on alleged 2020/2021 recruitment

- The EFCC has informed members of the public that it is not currently recruiting

- The anti-graft agency disowned a WhatsApp group advertising a purported 2020/2021 recruitment drive

- Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesman, warned Nigerians not to fall for scammers behind the fake recruitment

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dissociated itself from the activities of a group on WhatsApp dedicated to EFCC Recruitment 2020/2021.

A statement by EFCC's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, indicates that the anti-graft commission does not have anything to do with the WhatsApp group.

The commission reiterates that it is currently not recruiting, adding that any publication or advertorial to the contrary, in the social or mainstream media, can only be the handiwork of scammers.

Beware of scammers: EFCC clears dismisses alleged ongoing recruitment
Nigeria's anti-graft agency, EFCC, says it is not currently recruiting. Photo credit: @officialEFCC
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It, therefore, advised members of the public to be circumspect to avoid being ensnared by fraudsters.

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The statement reads in part:

"Employment into the EFCC is not an under-the-table affair, as such exercise is usually preceded by elaborate advertorial in the media and Commission’s social media platforms.
"The public is also to treat with caution, fraud alert messages on WhatsApp, ascribed to the EFCC Help Desk Headquarters Jabi, Abuja.
"Such messages are not from the EFCC as the Commission has no “Help Desk”.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has informed the public that its 2021 recruitment for both trades/non-tradesmen and women will commence on Monday, 15 February.

The military made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday, February 14.

The army advised all interested qualified candidates to apply through a link it provided.

Similarly, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced its readiness to release the names of successful candidates for final screening in the ongoing recruitment exercise.

The customs made the disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday, February 11, and signed by the public relations officer of the NCS, DC, Joseph Attah.

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Attah said that the delay had caused anxiety for the applicants, parents/guardians and indeed some members of the public who even went into overdrive with various allegations that tended to question the integrity of the exercise.

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In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari has given automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members who distinguished themselves during the 2018/2019 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service year.

He offered the jobs to the ex-corps members during a virtual NYSC honours award ceremony on Thursday, February 11.

The president who joined the virtual event from the banquet hall of the presidential villa, said the 110 youths will get letters of employment from the federal civil service.


Nurudeen Lawal is a journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_

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