Aisha Rufai, Secretary of the Immigration, Fire, Corrections and Civil Defense Services Board, CDCFIB, made the announcement at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Mr. Rufai said that the board had approved the final phase of the 2019 recruitment, thus directing all potential applicants to consult the application portal.
She said that selected applicants should visit; http://cdfipb.careers from January 17, to consult more information, since it would only be accessible to selected candidates.
According to her, the portal will not be open to candidates who have not been successfully shortlisted.
“Applicants must verify their names, location of documentation, guidelines for documentation, and print their invitation sheet without which they will not be allowed to participate in the exercise,” he said.
The secretary said the documentation was free and would begin on January 31.
Mr. Ahmed Audi, NSCDC Commanding General, stated that the recruitment was specifically for 2019 applicants and added that after documentation, all successful candidates would be invited for training.
“A total of 217,000 candidates successfully uploaded their certificates and were shortlisted for the computer-based assessment test (CBAT).
“Of the 113,105 shortlisted candidates, 53,116 took the CBAT in December 2020, nationwide, and 6,500 were shortlisted for further evaluation,” he explained.
According to the commanding general, the recruitment was prolonged until 2022 due to COVID-19 and the need for a proper background investigation of the candidates.
“Recruitment is a process and it is not easy to screen about 1,000,000 people, as the research is very fundamental and takes more time,” he said.
Audi added that the background investigation was environmental, institutional and family based.
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