Confusion as Fraudsters Hack Delta Website, Place Job Application Fee At N8,500

Confusion as Fraudsters Hack Delta Website, Place Job Application Fee At N8,500

  • The Delta state government has dissociated itself from a job application advert on its civil service website
  • The state government said the job advert was not authorised by the state governor or any other authority in the state
  • A job advert was placed on the Delta state government's website by some suspected fraudsters for N8,500

There was confusion in Delta state on Thursday, November 4, after some fraudster hacked the state government's website and placed job applications to the tune of N8,500 for applicants.

The hackers had placed a recruitment application process on the website of the Delta state civil service commission.

Governor Okowa
The hackers placed job adverts at N8,500 for unsuspecting candidates. Photo: Ifeanyi A. Okowa
Source: Facebook

Website hackers on the prowl

The application process called on interested applicants to obtain forms from the state's civil service department of recruitment and promotion.

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According to the application posted by the suspected hackers, the criteria for the submission of the form include the payment of a non-refundable fee of N8,500 in a bank draft to the civil service commission with Unity Bank account no. 0010840393.

Delta state government describes hackers actions as fraudulent

Punch reports that the Delta state government had debunked its involvement in an online advert for recruitment into the state's civil service.

Describing the publication as fraudulent, the director of information for Delta state, Theresa Oliko, said there is no approval from the state governor to carry out such recruitment.

Oliko said

“The commission does not advertise recruitment or any of its activities online. No one should make payment whatsoever into the bank account mentioned in the said fake online advert."

She also called on the general public to disregard the advert which she further described as fake.

Meanwhile, previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled in favour of Delta state in its case with the federal government over the Production Sharing Contracts.

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The court ordered the federal government is to pay Delta state $ 1,638,396,277 as oil revenue in its verdict on Monday, November 1.

The court's decision followed the dismissal of an objection made by the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami on the matter.

Also, in what appears to be a feat for Delta state, Governor Okowa emerged as Nigeria's 2021 Best Performing Governor in Infrastructure Development.

The award was given to the governor by the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers in Asaba following Governor Okowa's consistent investment in the infrastructural development of Delta state.


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