The Federal Government’s graduate employment scheme, N-Power, has announced to candidates that it’s physical verification exercise is free.

This come amidst reports from some pre-selected candidates that they were being charged before they could be verified.

“The Physical Verification stage is free. If you pay, you will be automatically disqualified,” the scheme said on its official Facebook Page on Saturday.

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The ongoing physical screening for 2017 successfully pre-selected applicants commenced on December 4 and will close on 14.

Physical verification stage is the process of physically verifying the age, gender, residential address and local government, academic qualification, and NYSC completion of applicants.

“No matter who anyone says they are or whatever they say to you, do NOT pay anyone a single kobo for Physical Verification,” N-Power said.

“You have a right to challenge such a person and report them on any of our channels immediately.”