Immigration Recruitment: NIS issues strong warning to fraudsters – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has issued a strong warning to fraudsters targeting unsuspecting job seekers through scam websites and other crafty methods.
FINANCIAL WATCH gathered that NIS will join hands with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Police Force to put an end to the menace.
The Comptroller-General of the service, Muhammad Babandede, stated this while speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja.
Babandede, who stated that fake recruitment has been on the rise in recent times, revealed that the service is not recruiting yet.
“I wish to state that the service is not recruiting and has not engaged any agent or vendor to do so on its behalf.”
“The public is to note that the said website www.nisrecruitment.com.ng and the application process is fake and entirely the handiwork of fraudsters.”
“The public is to disregard the said exercise and to also be wary of such fraudulent adverts,” he said.
“When we will recruit, websites will be clearly stated, we will advertise.”
“We are following due process. We assure Nigerians we are not doing underground recruitment, there is no replacement.”
“Whenever we will recruit, we will make it transparent that everybody will participate,” he said.
While speaking on passport racketeering, Babandede blamed it on the scarcity of booklets.
“The possibility of touting will be there and I am doing my best to make sure the scarcity is resolved,” he said.