Nigerian Navy Disowns Text Messages Inviting Candidates For Training In Rivers
The Nigerian Navy has disowned a viral text message informing some applicants to report for military training at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS) Onne in Rivers State.
According to a press statement signed by Commodore Director of Information, AO Ayo-Vaughan, the Naval Headquarters said the text message was fake, and that it emanated from fraudulent miscreants.
According to the statement, following their purported selection, the criminals further claimed in the text message that the Exercise will commence on 6 October 2023 at NNBTS, Onne.
“The alarming rate of circulation of fake information by unscrupulous individuals regarding enlistment/recruitment into the NN is quite worrisome and every effort is being made to track and arrest the miscreants.
“The fake text message being circulated by these dubious entities further reads that, “Recruitment Interview conducted from 1 August 2023 – 1 September 2023, I am delighted to inform you that you have been selected to attend training at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School Onne, Rivers State with effect from 1 March 2023, Please check www.joinnigeriannavy.com for further instructions.
“Another message indicated 6 October 2023 as date of commencement of training.
“For avoidance of doubt, the Nigerian Navy (NN) has concluded the NNBTS
Batch 35 Recruitment Exercise conducted from 12 August to 1 September 2023 across 3 major centres in the country namely: Lagos, Rivers and Kaduna States respectively.
“However, the NN wishes to once again use this opportunity to inform members of the general public that the list of successful candidates has not been released and no form of invitation for training via text message has been disseminated by the NN.
“Members of the public especially prospecting applicants who participated in the said Recruitment Exercise are strongly enjoined to always authenticate information from the NN official website https://www.navy.mil.ng and other official NN social media handles as well as other credible mainstream media platforms. Similarly, miscreants and mischief makers are warned to desist from this unwholesome practice otherwise they will face the full wrath of the law,” the statement read in part.