In addition to the recent allegations of secret recruitment in the country, the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), last week reportedly embarked on secretly recruiting staff to fill observed vacancies in the organisation.
Daily Sun reports that last week Thursday, scores of applicants were screened for appointments into various cadres in the organisation.
It has been alleged that the recruitment exercise was mainly organised for children and candidates of influential persons in government as well as some senior management staff of the organisation.
For the interview, which held at the NDIC Training Academy at No 32, Anthony Enahoro Street, Utako, Abuja, on October 27, candidates were called over the phone and asked to come with six copies of their credentials, including the original of NDIC. The exercise, comprising written test and oral interviews conducted by separate panels for various categories of applicants, lasted into the night.
However, in its defense, the Corporation said its action was in order because it got waiver from the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
Insider sources disclose that over 40 persons were being considered for various positions in the corporation, adding that most of them would be posted to the training academy.
The NDIC has denied that the interview was specially arranged for candidates of influential Nigerians, but admits that the vacancies were not advertised, and those to be employed are still Nigerians.
Depending on the number of vacancies to be filled, the Federal Character Commission (FCC), sometimes give waivers to some establishments not to advertise.
Allegations of secret recruitment into many juicy government establishments have recently been leveled against agencies such as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Inland revenue Service (FIRS), National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), among others.