Recruitment: Civil defence board shortlists 6,500 out of 1.4m applicants

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board has shortlisted 6,500 applicants out of the 1,474,149 persons that applied for the 2019 recruitment exercise.

About 670,000 were invited, 200,000 responded while 53,116 wrote the Computer-Based Test.

Announcing this at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, the NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, said only 5,000 qualified candidates would be employed after the final screening billed to hold between August 2 and 25.

The CG directed applicants to check the application portal from July 20 for their names, screening locations, and guidelines.

He said only applicants who have their invitation slips would be allowed to participate in the screening exercise which was earlier put on hold due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Audi stated, “We, therefore, 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 the 2nd to 25th of August, 2021.

“Applicants are advised to check the application portal from the 20th of July, 2021, for their names, screening locations, guidelines for the recruitment exercise and print out their invitation slips without which they will not be allowed to participate in the screening exercise.”

Audi disclosed that the screening would hold at the NSCDC zonal command headquarters, Kaduna; Games village, Dutsen Tanshi, Bauchi; Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa; NSCDC training school, Achi, Orji River, Enugu; Civil Defence College of Security Management, Abeokuta and NABTEB, Benin City.

The CG revealed that anyone with knock-knees, flat foot, hunchback, obesity, dental malformation, deformity, hearing and speech impairment, body tattoos, and drug addiction is not eligible for the screening.

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