CBN Reacts To Recruitment Portal Seeking BVN Details

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has distanced itself from a recruitment portal created in its name and inviting Nigerians to submit applications for jobs.

A certain website announced that the apex bank had commenced its 2023/2024 application recruitment exercise.

The website asked interested candidates to visit the CBN’s website to access the application portal, recruitment form, requirements, and guidelines on how to apply.

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However, the CBN in a statement issued on Thursday by its acting director of corporate communications department, Isa Abdulmumin, said the attention of the bank has been drawn “to a fake recruitment portal inviting eligible members to submit applications in an exercise that will commence soon”.

Abdulmumin described the portal as fraudulent and intended to take advantage of the country’s unemployment woes.

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The statement reads, “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.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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