The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, at the weekend denied charging fees from prospective applicants, saying the exercise is free.
The Corps reiterated that its ongoing recruitment process is completely “free of charge” and executed in an equitable and transparent manner.
It warned the public, especially applicants, not to have any financial dealings with anyone as a guarantee for the recruitment into the service.
The Corps said it was working to apprehend the perpetrators of the illegal activities.
Ekunola Gbenga, the Media Assistant to the Commandant-General, announced this in a statement at the weekend in Abuja.
Ekunola said Information reaching the NSCDC indicated that some unscrupulous individuals were extorting money from unsuspecting applicants/candidates under the false impression that they can guarantee their eventual recruitment into the Service.
He said the ongoing recruitment is completely free of charge, adding: “Therefore, no applicant is required to make any payments to any individuals or bank accounts at any time during the recruitment process.”