The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has sounded a note of warning to the Nigerian public regarding a fake recruitment exercise making the rounds in the media space.
A statement signed by the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Amos Okpu, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), quoted the the Comptroller General, Isah Jere Idris, as calling on the general public to ignore the rumour, noting that the NIS would always use the conventional and verified social media platforms to announce its recruitment exercise.
Jere further vowed to get to the root of the matter, and unmask those behind the fraudulent act.
Read the statement in details:
NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE IS NOT RECRUITING: DON’T BE SCAMMED
The attention of the Comptroller General of Immigration Isah Jere Idris has been drawn to some reports announcing a recruitment exercise into the Service. In some of the reports, unsuspecting job seekers are required to visit a certain portal to apply and later be directed to a link where they would be expected to make some payments.
These reports including the portal are NOT only false but are also calculated ploys to deceive and defraud unsuspecting job seekers into parting away with their hard-earned resources. The Service is currently NOT conducting any recruitment exercise and therefore members of the public are by this notice, enjoined to ignore such publications to avoid falling into the antics of job scammers.
The Comptroller General hereby restates that the Service has always used all the conventional as well as its verified social media platforms including the website to announce any recruitment exercise and that in such exercises, members of the public are NEVER required to make any payments whatsoever.
He therefore, wishes to use this medium to call on the public to completely ignore such spurious publications of recruitment exercise into the Service to avoid being defrauded by unscrupulous and deceitful elements out there. He assures that deliberate efforts are being made to get at those behind such fraudulent recruitment activities with a view to bringing them before the law.