Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is not currently conducting any recruitment exercise as being reported. The service adviced the public to beware of scammers.
This was contained in a press release by NIS signed by Amos OKPU mnipr, Deputy Comptroller of Immigration Service Public Relations Officer on Monday.
“The attention of the Comptroller General of Immigration Isah Jere ldris has been drawn to some reports announcing a recruitment exercise into the Service,” the press release read.
“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.”
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