- The NDDC has warned the general public against job scammers
- Charles Odili, the NDDC director of corporate affairs, said the scammers demanded money from unsuspecting Nigerians to obtain jobs in NDDC
- Odili said the scammers told their victims that they were representatives of officials of the commission
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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has warned the public against activities of fraudsters offering non-existent jobs to unsuspecting seekers.
The Nation reports that the NDDC director of corporate affairs, Charles Odili, said in a statement in Port Harcourt issued on Monday, August 3, that the scammers demanded money from unsuspecting Nigerians to obtain jobs.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the NDDC was compelled to alert members of the public of activities offering placements in non-existent empowerment programmes purportedly being run by the commission.
“NDDC is once again compelled to alert members of the public of activities offering placements in non-existent empowerment programmes purportedly being run by the commission.
“We have received several inquiries from potential victims, who were deceived into believing that NDDC was currently running different training and skills acquisition programmes.
“The hapless job-seekers are being asked by scammers to pay some enrollment fees into fake accounts,” he said.
Odili said that the scammers told their victims that they were representatives of officials of the commission.
He added that the fraudsters also informed the public that they were authorised by NDDC management to collate list of contractors with jobs as well as negotiate payments.
“Members of the public should note that these dubious individuals, who impersonate NDDC officials, are exploiting the social media to carry out their nefarious activities.
“We advise those who have genuine business with NDDC to always cross-check their information at the commission’s official website and other social media handles.
“We warn those claiming to represent the commission or its chief executive officer in non-existent programmes to desist forthwith or they will be arrested and prosecuted,” he warned (NAN)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, reportedly linked three former governors to some contracts awarded by the NDDC.
Akpabio had in communique alleged that two governors from Delta state executed some contracts for the commission.
The minister was also reported by the newspaper to have named a former governor of Abia state as a beneficiary of NDDC contracts.
The report stated that names mentioned by Akpabio in the communique include Emmanuel Uduaghan (former governor of Delta state), James Ibori (former governor of Delta state), Senator Uzor Kalu (former governor of Abia state) and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume.
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