CBN Disowns Recruitment Portal Seeking BVN Details, Says ‘It Is Fraudulent’

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

A certain website had announced that the apex had bank begun its 2023/2024 application recruitment exercise.
The website directed interested candidates to visit the CBN’s website to access the application portal, recruitment form, requirements, and guidelines on how to apply.

CBN Disowns Recruitment Portal Seeking BVN Details, Says ‘It Is Fraudulent’

But in a statement on Thursday, Isa Abdulmumin, CBN’s acting director of corporate communications department, 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”.

The CBN spokesperson described the portal as fraudulent, as it seeks to take advantage of the country’s unemployment woes.

“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,” the statement reads.

“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. “