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EFCC To Add Fresh 2, 250 Personnel To Workforce

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to add extra 2,250 persons to its workforce in the next three years.

This comes as President Muhammadu Buhari approves the recruitment of 750 personnel yearly into the Commission.

The EFCC, according to report, have gotten the go-ahead from the Federal Character Commission (FCC) to embark on the recruitment exercise.

“The approval letter was specific that we should employ at least 750 workers per year for the next three years. We have brought this approval to the notice of the relevant committees in the National Assembly. There is no question of secret or under-the-table recruitment,” a source in the know was quoted by The NATION as saying.

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“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.

“But we are not waiving our 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.

“In order to be fair to all candidates, we are conducting the recruitment process at our zonal offices and after selecting the best, the relevant desks at the headquarters will further evaluate their performance based on our tight regulations.

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“At the end of the day, the best candidates will proceed to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna for training,” the source said.