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Army Warns Against Recruitment Scam

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The Nigerian Army has raised the alarm over the activities of fraudsters requesting monetary inducement from applicants of 78 Regular Recruit intake and charged applicants to disregard them.

The acting director Army public relations, Col Sagir Musa, in a statement said selection into the service is free (without any charges or inducement) from the point of application online through the NA portal to the last stage of the selection process, which are in phases.

Sagir explained that the phases range from credential screening, medical test, physical and mental test, aptitude test and oral interview.

He added that the selection into the Army is also carried out inline with the NA policy and guidelines on recruitment as contained in the Harmonised Terms and Condition of Service Soldiers/Rating and Airmen Revised 2017 Edition to determine and select suitable physically and mentally fit young able bodied men/women for the NA.

Some of the guidelines are as follows; Applicant must be a Nigerian Citizen by birth and possess a National identity Card, Possess a minimum of four credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB. One of the credits must be in English     Language, Be between the ages of 18 – 22 years for non-tradesmen/women while tradesmen/women must be between the ages of 18 – 26 years at the time of enlistment,” he said.

He urged candidates to desist from giving gratification to anyone in the guise of helping them to gain enlistment into the service and report same using numbers 09059924328 and 08026569770, adding that giving act of giving or receiving bribe is a criminal offence in which both the giver and receiver are culpable and punishable under the law.

“Prospective candidates/applicants are advised to resist such temptation and have the courage to report such illegal act to the most senior recruitment staff or military police personnel available at the recruitment ground for necessary action,” he stressed.

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