- Nigeria Immigration Service has raised the alarm over the fake recruitment into the service
- The comptroller-general of the service, Muhammad Babandede, said scammers are using fake NIS website to defraud Nigerians
- Babandede said NIS vacancies were always free and made known to Nigerians via the national dailies, television and radio
Muhammad Babandede, the comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has alerted the general public that fraudsters were using a fake NIS website to defraud Nigerians who were seeking employment.
Daily Trust reports that a statement issued on Tuesday, January 14, by Sunday James, the NIS spokesman, indicated that Babandede said the scammers opened a website where they are presently carrying out fake recruitment activities.
Legit.ng gathered that NIS boss, however, advised Nigerians against subscribing to the fake website, adding that no recruitment is ongoing in the service
The statement read in part: “The attention of the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede has been drawn to a fake recruitment advert and exercise taking place on a fake website https/nis/recruitmentname.ng where unsuspected Nigerians are being duped.
“The service is hereby disassociating itself from the exercise and advising Nigerians against subscribing to it as no recruitment is ongoing in the service.”
It said vacancies were always free and made known to Nigerians via the national dailies, television, radio and its authentic website (www.immigration.gov.ng).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigeria Immigration Service disclosed on Friday, January 10, that it would investigate a report that alleged that its officials were engaged in bribery along the nation’s borders.
It was reported that the spokesperson for the NIS, Sunday James, in a statement, said Babandede had assured the public that the alleged acts would be investigated.
The immigration service issued the statement in reaction to report by an online media which alleged that with just N200 bribe per immigration checkpoint, illegal migrants were infiltrating Nigeria through Sokoto.
The report also alleged that NIS officials at patrol checkpoints on various Nigerian highways have indirectly legalised illegal migration with their cash-for-pass attitudes.
The spokesperson for the service, however, said the report had prompted the CGI to order a comprehensive investigation into the allegation.
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