It has emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the recruitment of 2,250 employees into the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The recruitment is to be carried out based on 750 employees per year for three years.
The EFCC reportedly said the exercise would be done at the level of its zonal officers to give willing applicants equally opportunity.
More so, the anti-graft agency has reportedly written to the Federal Character Commission, FCC, and the relevant National Assembly committee about the impending exercise.
A source in the EFCC was said to have dispelled insinuation that the commission was trying to carry out the recruitment exercise clandestinely.
“There is no question of secret or under-the-table recruitment.
“We decided to take the recruitment process to the zonal offices to create a level-playing ground for all. And given the high number of applicants, we chose zonal procedure to avoid recruitment stampede”, the source allegedly told the Nation.
The source was further quoted as saying that the EFCC wouldn’t “waive its recruitment procedures under any guise for the new hands. Apart from screening their certificates, we subject them to covert investigation and ask them to write tests.
“At the end of the day, the best candidates will proceed to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna for training.”