This shows the serious unemployment problem plaguing the country, that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration need to address speedily, as no fewer than 300,000 applications were received for the 750 positions advertised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the commission has said.
The Director of Public Affairs of EFCC, Osita Nwaja, made the announcement in Enugu on Wednesday. Nwaja said that the recruitment was segmented and that the first phase of the recruitment exercise ended on June 26.
“We had more than 300,000 applicants that applied for the 750 positions which are in three cadres, junior, middle and senior cadres.
“We are considering a whole lot of junior staff so that they will grow in the system.
“The criteria were well spelt out and those that met them wrote the examination,” he said.
Nwaja said by the recruitment, the EFCC had moved to fortify its ranks in view of the onerous task of fighting corruption.
“The fight against corruption is fundamental to everything we do in this country. It is a fight we cannot afford to lose.
“We must keep on recruiting foot soldiers to meet our objective as it is geared toward the direction of making Nigeria greater,” he said.
The director said that the commission would not fail Nigerians, but could not fight corruption alone.