The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said all recruitment process was on hold.
The Corps also denied the activities of some fraudulent persons using various dubious means ranging from text messages, social media platforms and forged letters to invite unsuspecting members of the public for job interviews in a purported recruitment exercise by the Corps.
The Corps in a statement on Thursday said the top priority was the wellbeing of our country and community.
“In the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, our top priority is the wellbeing of our country and community.
“We are monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are continuing to follow the latest Government advice.
“To keep everyone as safe as possible, we have decided to put on hold our recruitment process but all shortlisted applications remain ‘live,” NSCDC said.
It added NSCDC was not currently conducting any form of interview, training or screening.
“Whenever such an exercise is imminent, members of the public would be duly informed through the NSCDC official website, National dailies as well as on our official social media handles.
“Furthermore, the NSCDC recruitment process is devoid of recruitment agents, hence anyone who claims to be operating in such capacity on behalf of the Corps is a fraudster,” the statement read.
It further stated that the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu wished to advise prospective applicants to promptly report anyone who solicits for payments for recruitment into the Corps to the nearest NSCDC formations.