Nigeria’s Apex Bank Disowns Fake Recruitment Portal

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disassociated itself from the activities of a fake website that is currently inviting members of the public to submit applications for anticipated recruitment .

A statement signed by the Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Dr.Isa AbdulMumin, said the Apex Bank is currently not conducting any recruitment of personnel.

The statement warned the general public to be wary of the fraudelent recruitment portal that is demanding among other things, Bank Verification Numbers.

The full text of 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). The portal goes on to state that 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.

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.
Isa AbdulMumin PhD
Ag. Director, Corporate Communications
April 13, 2023

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