Nigerian Army warns 86RRI candidates against manipulation and fraud

Nigerian Army warns 86RRI candidates against manipulation and fraud

The Nigerian Army has warned 86 ongoing regular recruitment candidates to desist from any manipulation or misconduct that could jeopardize the process.

The warning was included in a statement from the Army Public Affairs Director. Onyema Nwachukwu, Wednesday in Abuja.

The warning is in reaction to a video circulating on social media depicting some fraudulent candidates who were caught trying to change the status of indigene candidates in Lagos State at short notice through dubious means.

Nwachukwu said the arrest of the candidates was a result of the Nigerian Army’s commitment to maintaining a transparent and reliable recruitment process in line with its core values ​​of integrity and impartiality.

This video shows one of the processes that candidates go through to ensure that only true indigenous people from a particular state are hired, using that state's slots and not non-indigenous people.

He said the video clearly shows that the process is transparent, adding that state House members who are prominent members of the hiring team are part of the process.

He said the delegates were given unhindered access to carry out their duties by scrutinizing candidates' origins to confirm the authenticity of their claims.

“The duty of state representatives is to identify non-Indigenous people among the candidates applying for recruitment, and this also applies to other states of the federation.

“We would like to remind the general public that the misconduct committed by the three candidates who sought to reserve vacancies designated for indigenous candidates in Lagos State is a gross violation of our recruitment process. We would like to inform you that this is and will not be tolerated.

“We want to assure the public that a thorough investigation will be conducted to confirm the scope of these wrongdoings and identify the individuals and unscrupulous organizations involved.

“We are fully committed to ensuring that only the most qualified and deserving candidates are selected into the Nigerian Army,” he said.

Nwachukwu said the military will continue to work closely with relevant authorities to ensure those responsible for wrongdoing are held accountable.

He added that the perpetrators involved would be handed over to the appropriate prosecutorial authorities.

He reiterated the determination of the Nigerian Army to uphold the rule of law and ensure justice is served in the matter.

“We therefore urge all candidates to adhere to the principles of honesty and integrity throughout the recruitment process, as any attempt to manipulate the recruitment process will be met with the full force of the law.”

“The Nigerian Army remains resolute in its mission of recruiting the most deserving individuals to serve our country.

“We appreciate everyone's support and cooperation as we work to maintain the integrity of our recruitment process,” he added.


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