Recruitment: Nigerian Immigration Releases Fresh Update for Job Applicants, cautions against scammers

Recruitment: Nigerian Immigration Releases Fresh Update for Job Applicants, cautions against scammers

  • Immigration job seekers have been cautioned against falling victim to scammers who are out to only make money off their ignorance
  • The advice was handed to those who applied for the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise
  • The service said that in due time when the board has taken a decision all successful candidates will be notified of the recruitment status

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The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said that it will inform candidates who participated in the services' recent recruitment exercise.

In a series of tweets posted on the microblogging site, Twitter, the NIS said all applications are currently being organised and reviewed by the board of the service.

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The Nigerian Immigration Service has said that all successful candidates for its recruitment exercise will be contacted. Photo: NIS
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It also added that data submitted by applicants in their submitted forms will be cross-checked and verified for future use by the service.

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According to the NIS, successful applicants who meet all the requirements would be contacted through the information provided on their application forms.

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NIS said:

"Data submitted by applicants in their forms would also be cross-checked and verified. Successful applicants who satisfy and meet all requirements would be contacted via the contact information submitted in their application forms.
"If and when the need arises, The Board would communicate the next steps via newspaper advertorials and, of course, The Service’s social media pages."

The service further urged applicants to follow and monitor its social media pages and ensure they check their emails regularly.

It added:

"The Service also wishes to reiterate its impartial stance during the recruitment process. Please DO NOT pay anyone to “work” or “settle” any recruitment “runs”."

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On Monday, January 16, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) opened its portal for the 2023 recruitment exercise.

According to the service, all interested Nigerians are expected to apply as the process is for those willing to join the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board.

In the application process listed on the service's website applicants are expected to undergo 12 hurdles to be successful.

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Nigeria is facing an increase in the number of her citizens renouncing their citizenship to the country.

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Belgore said that between 2006 to 2021, a total of 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship, a number which rose to 159 in 2022 alone.


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