According to Mr. Osita Nwaja, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Director of Public Affairs, about 300,000 people applied for 750 positions advertised by the anti-graft agency.
Mr. Nwaja said this during a briefing at the Enugu Zonal Office of the News Agency of Nigeria.
“We had more than 300,000 applicants for the 750 positions which are in three cadres, junior, middle and senior cadres. He said as seen on Punch.
“We are considering a whole lot of junior staff so that they will grow in the system.
“The criteria were well spelt out and those that met them wrote the examination.”
“The fight against corruption is fundamental to everything we do in this country. It is a fight we cannot afford to lose.
“We must keep on recruiting foot soldiers to meet our objective as it is geared toward the direction of making Nigeria greater” He noted.
Nwaja stated that they need all Nigerians and institutions to join in the fight against corruption as they alone can’t fight it. That’s why they reach out to media agencies like the News Agency of Nigeria.
“We cannot do this alone and that is why we are always reaching out to the media.
“We have found in NAN a veritable ally in this task of curbing corruption in the country.
“We want to leverage on your wide reach, credibility and accessibility to achieve our mandate.
“A lot of work is going on at the zonal office of our commission.
“If this fight against corruption must be won, all Nigerians and institutions must join as this affects the common man.”