The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has allegedly enlisted about 100 candidates into its service without the recruits undergoing paramilitary training, Punch reports.
Most of the questionable recruitments were said to have been reportedly carried out through the influence of the Commandant-General of the corps, Muhammadu Gana.
Punch quotes a highly placed source as informing on Sunday, December 4 that the recruits were “brought into the service through the back door in what the authorities of the corps described as replacement”.
The recruits, who were engaged a few months ago, have already been placed on the payroll of the NSCDC to enable them to receive salaries and other allowances.
A source said, “Just like the illegal recruitment that took place at the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Federal Fire Service and other federal agencies, the NSCDC has taken a cue from them by engaging close to 100 recruits who are the wards of politicians and northern traditional rulers.
“The recruits did not even go for the usual paramilitary training. They were simply issued letters and asked to resume.”