In a statement released on the its official website, the Central Bank of Nigeria has stories making the rounds that it is conducting a general recruitment exercise. The statement reads, “It has come to the attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria that there is a job advert circulating in the social media informing the public that the Bank is conducting its 2014 General Recruitment Exercise.” Reports from some quarters also stated that applicants were being asked to pay a fee to be short-listed for the recruitment exercise. The CBN warned the general public to take note that the Central Bank of Nigeria is not currently conducting any General Recruitment Exercise and does not receive money directly or through any representative on its behalf for the purpose of job recruitment.
The apex bank also advised Nigerians to disregard any such message received, as it says that they are false. The bank further encouraged people to report anyone approaching for financial inducements regarding said recruitment to the Nigeria Police or the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).