The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has warned the general public and eligible applicants not to pay anyone to get recruitment into the service.
NIS in a statement said the recruitment process is free and selection is based on merit.
Immigration recently opened its portal for the 2023 recruitment of interested applicants across the country into the civil defence, correctional, fire, and immigration services board departments.
The government agency said that it does not take part in any form of cash transaction during the recruitment process.
NIS urged the public and applicants to report any of its personnel caught collecting money to the police or any relevant anti-corruption agency.
“The Nigeria immigration services will at no point in time, during its current recruitment process, request that you pay any amount of money,” NIS said in a tweet
“Anyone, officers or otherwise, requesting monies be paid – cash or transfer, to him/her/them, with assurance that slots have been provided to him/her/them guarteenting employment into the services should be immediately reported to the police or any relevant anti-corruption agency. Recruitment into the services is purely based on merit.”
Meanwhile, the application for recruitment into Immigration to fill vacancies began on Monday, January 16, 2023, and will end on Monday, January 30, two weeks after.