CBN debunks viral recruitment advert

Oluwanifemi Ojo
Oluwanifemi Ojo

The Central Bank of Nigeria has debunked the news that has gone viral, stating the bank is currently carrying out its recruitment exercise. 

This announcement about the fake information was in a statement released by the bank on its verified Twitter account. It was titled, “CBN disown Fake Recruitment Portal”

The statement reads, ” The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a fake recruitment portal inviting “eligible” members of the public to submit applications in an exercise that will commence soon. 

“The fraudulent website lists requirements for eligibility to include, among other qualifications, the possession of a Bank Verification Number (BVN).”

According to the portal where the fake announcement was made, those with physical disabilities are not eligible to apply. 

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CBN is currently not carrying out any general recruitment exercise and will never request for the BVN of intending applicants nor discriminate against persons with physical disabilities,” it stated. 

The bank, however, warned members of the public against similar fraudulent recruitment as they aim to defraud. 

“Accordingly, members of the public are hereby warned to be wary of fraudulent recruitment agents bent on taking advantage of the employment challenge to defraud eligible applicants, particularly young graduates. 

“Please be guided accordingly.”


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