The attention of the Nigerian Navy has been drawn to reports (not media report) which suggest that syndicates purportedly operating in the name of Nigerian Navy are defrauding prospective candidates by directing them to pay forty thousand naira (N40,000) for placement in the 2016 recruitment exercise. The reports available to the Service suggest that the criminal elements are operating in various locations across the country.
In view of the above, parents, guardians and candidates have sought confirmation from the Nigerian Navy on this disturbing criminal extortion by the syndicates. Therefore, after a thorough investigation, the Nigerian Navy is requesting parents, guardians, candidates and the general public to avoid being defrauded as nobody has been mandated, directed or authorized to collect money from any candidate in the course of the 2016 recruitment exercise.
The Nigerian Navy thereby reiterates that, as directed by the Federal Government, participation in the recruitment exercise remains FREE. No candidate is expected to make any form of payment for placement in the Nigerian Navy. However, the list of successful candidates which is being compiled will soon be released to the general public through appropriate channels of communication.
In view of the need to clarify this issue, you are kindly requested to disseminate this information for the awareness of all.
CHRISTIAN ODOGWU EZEKOBE
Director of Information