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‘1.4 million Nigerians’ applied for 5,000 Civil Defence jobs


‘1.4 million Nigerians’ applied for 5,000 Civil Defence jobs

Under a new recruitment policy, shortlisted applicants will write computer-based examinations prepared by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel Related News Over 1.4 million Nigerians scrambled for 5,000 job openings advertised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), marking yet another testament to Nigeria’s acute unemployment. Federal officials working on the recruitment process told PREMIUM TIMES this week that 1, 477, 042 million applications were received through the Civil Defence’s website at the close of submission on September 7, 2019. The online portal for 2020 recruitment opened on August 9, 2019, running for just a month. Of the 1.4 million applicants, thousands would be selected to take part in the next stage of the recruitment process, PREMIUM TIMES learnt from officials who spoke under anonymity because the civil service rules prevent them from discussing official activities. Those shortlisted would then face a series of written examinations to be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), a federal agency coordinating the recruitment, has already written to JAMB seeking the examination body’s cooperation in setting guidelines for the upcoming computer-based tests. As part of the requirement for the job that pays above the N30,000 national minimum wage, thousands of shortlisted applicants would take questions similar to those set for candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in the country. It was the first time that JAMB would be asked to set written examinations for candidates seeking Civil Defence jobs, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Looming battle When the CDFIPB, a department under the interior ministry, first announced the exercise last year, it indicated that 10,000 people would be recruited into Civil Defence. The figure was consistent with annual intake for the NSCDC in recent years. The police also conduct a similar recruitment drive, taking in 10,000 officers and rank-and-file annually. But shortly after application closed, the government started mulling over its ability to take as much as the 10,000 advertised, according to officials familiar with the situation. “It was eventually decided the government could only make provisions for 5,000 new recruits,” an official said. “That was what was captured in the 2020 budget.” While the hurried elimination of 5,000 potential employees unsettled a large number of applicants, the main battle could still lay ahead in the scramble for the remaining 5,000 openings, according to another official source. Upon conclusion of the written exercise, political and business heavyweights with actual or perceived influence would start fighting to reserve slots for their hangers-on. “We have already come under pressure from top political office holders and their spouses, top businesspeople, traditional leaders, senior academics and people who know people who work at NSCDC or the Ministry of Interior,” a senior official said. “We are already confused even at this early stage.” The official said the outcome of the written examinations and other pre-qualification tasks that shortlisted candidates would participate in may not necessarily determine those that would make the 5,000 cut. While many would be winnowed out by a set of rules that would render their applications invalid, a high number would still make it through the final stages, and those “with connections” may ultimately benefit, an official said. “No one can summon the courage to tell a godfather in the presidency or a foremost traditional ruler that their candidate did not make the cut,” the official added. “So the battle is going to be between the elite.” Then, members of the upper-class are themselves victims of the Nigerian situation, the official added. “They are daily inundated with requests for jobs,” the official said. “Both the skilled and unskilled alike.” The CDFIPB did not return request for comments about its recruitment practices. ‘National bane’ That more than 1.4 million Nigerians still applied for a paramilitary job in less than a month despite being restricted to only citizens between 18 and 30 underscored the national crisis dimension of unemployment in Nigeria, said economist Fatima Abubakar. “Unemployment in Nigeria has become a national bane,” Ms Abubakar said. “This is a dimension the country cannot afford to sustain.” The analyst said the situation with NSCDC reflects similar recruitment drives by other public and private institutions. In 2019, over 500,000 citizens applied for 3,200 jobs at Customs. In 2017, 1.2 million applied for about 1,100 immigration jobs. Yet, neither came as a surprise. In 2016, nearly 800,000 Nigerians applied for 10,000 police jobs, leaving officials confused on how to shortlist candidates. In March 2014, more than a dozen job seekers were killed in multiple stampedes that occurred at recruitment centres for immigration jobs. The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) had advertised 5,000 jobs that year and prequalification activities were held in multiple cities across the country. Several years later, unemployment has soared, even as the country’s population continues to set new records. As of December 2019, unemployment stood at 23.1 per cent, per the statistics office, and projected to reach 33.5 per cent this year. “The unemployment numbers keep rising and projected to get worse with alarming population growth,” Ms Abubakar said. “The government should prioritise policies that would lead to jobs in all sectors.” Read more: Premium Times

And fed govt has lifted millions of Nigeria out of poverty .All the millions are from daura village. IamtheOGee Wahala dey o! Toh God have mercy BMC- 'they must be the corrupt PDP ppll who lost their jobs. No more free money'. Bubu has winned😎 It will go to the highest bidder What does that tell you? And you are proudly reporting the news

Job that has been shared before the recruitment begins This is a full blown unemployment crisis in Nigeria! If this govt are wise, they would just resign and call for a new election! This millions of unemployed Nigerians, will one day turn on them and eat them raw! That time is coming soon! 2500 out of 5000 will already be allocated to eminent Nigerians... This is Nigeria...

We are still comfy in this country, until the day we are all hungry then we would wake up.

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Job in Dubai.,..... Immediate employment. 2 years work permit...... Send DM Speaks volume of the joblessness in the country and the youths who ought to protest are busy supporting the man who called them lazy. Good luck to em We have created job for the unemployed. Civil defense wen dem nor like o. 😁 They are just after ur application form money thats all

Now ... That's a joke . Just stop Simple show we are not lazy, and are ready to work. If work dey! When is it coming out self And they want to reduce it to 3k? Ife neme

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Sad. Obviously these 1.4 million Nigerians just want a job. Not that they really want the civil defence jobs. We will end hiring people who do not love their jobs. The country hard Sad reality and later the govt will come and say they have created jobs It's a normal something Fact: only 2,000 will get the job The other 3,000 have been employed already

Come to think if it, the people at the top have theirbslot in the 5000 and it still boils down to the point that the common man can't get the job. What else do you call Nigeria again? Imagine! A whole 1.4 million people 😪 Some of them are already gainful employed 1 .4 Million!!!!? This doesn't mean the 1.4million applicants are currently jobless.Some of them have jobs already.

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Not that we love the job , we don't just have a job . There is high unemployment in the land Wahala dey oh Medd o Yes because everywhere you go it's same story.. No Vacancy hun, even despite the 1.4m, how many have they given the job to Nigeria is a horrible Nation Codedtosin Oluwa o😭 This is one of the issues AMOTEKUN is established to solve.

‘1.4 million Nigerians’ applied for 5,000 Civil Defence ADVERTIZED jobs. The owners of those jobs do not apply for it. They're given by slots. Hope we remember remi tinubu reminding the senate president not to forget their slots. When will ppl realize govt job is a scam? They should join AMOTEKUN on time!

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AbdulHerphyz Buhari government is not creating jobs May the most connected person win 😂😂😂😂😂 Lol! Chai. Work no dey town. Men don raster for streets finish. And the North will get 90% of the slot. The more reason why the youths should come together and plan for their own future. It is clear that the politicians don't have you in their agenda. The situation is getting worse and they are going about their normal business. Ndigbo ibem,ka anyi kpakota wee chua ewu oji n'ehihie

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Even those who are gainfully employed because they think as a civil defense official you can oppress with your uniform. Send them to Maiduguri to fight Boko Haram, they won't show up for muster parade. This is serious. What a country... A crazy stat. And our top officials we there squandering our money and wasting the lives of our youths. Lord arise and come to our rescue.

Unemployment is 23% faa

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kayteepass The real thing is that all the ogas at the top have candidates. The cows without tails are only wasting their time. But I hope something will happen soon when everyone shall be fed up with this mendacity. And they're still want to reduce it to 3k, what shit kind of planning ? Hon. Gudaji Kazaure

Are there jobs for the people to apply? Our leaders are busy amassing wealth for them and families rather than creating job opportunities by building industries. I hope this is not my Oga at the top kind of recuruitment? I hope it’s free application or fee applies? Kaykay_50 Funny country where people applied for govt job but don't get notifications until it's about 8months or thereabouts

I can't wait for this thing to explode. Time bomb GbemiDennis After the nnpc June 1st suffering, if I don't know the president, I will never apply for federal Government job. I will rather sell power bank. I suffered that day. Awon werey Lol. As usual. Come to think of it the 5000 slot might have been allocated to senior citizens.

This is really sad. The sad thing is, half of the spots have been given out as slots to our polithieves.

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Seriously are you for real 😔 Dangerous trend Average of 280 applicants per position. Scary!💔💣 Tell them the screening is going to hold in sambisa forest the number will reduce to 4,000. Is that the reason why they withheld the list, even that number is not enough for the cabal to share within themselves.

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