By Gift Samuel, The Sight News
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has called on Nigerians to be beware of the recent purported employment exercise in the Agency, saying that it is not recruiting currently.
In a statement released on Monday, the Head of Corporate Communications, Isichei Osamgbi, stressed that NIMASA is not associated with any of the adverts being peddled on various social media platforms to defraud unsuspecting citizens seeking legitimate employment in the organisation.
According to him, “This clarification is necessitated by the recruitment advert supposedly floated by the Agency and circulated on various social media platforms, with the intention of misleading and defrauding Nigerians.
“The most common tactics of the scam involved: twitter and/or text messages, e-mails, as well as letters inviting gullible and desperate job seekers for fake job interviews at different locations across the country claiming to be consultants to NIMASA.
“The Agency has informed appropriate authorities of the activities of these unscrupulous elements who are going about peddling false information to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians and we appeal to members of the public, particularly job seekers, to treat any of such adverts as fake, as the Agency is currently not in the process of employing. Anyone who entertains such invitations does so at his or her own risk” he added.
He further said that NIMASA would advertise for available vacancies for qualified Nigerians to apply at the appropriate time.