Employment Scams: House of Reps Passes Resolution Asking Agencies & Parastatals to Stop Collecting Recruitment Fee

Worried by the rising trend of employment scam in the country, the House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution calling on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to stop collecting any form of fee for recruitment exercise.

The House also mandated its committees on police affairs, justice and public safety and national security to interface with the Nigeria Police Force, State Security Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security agencies to stop this ugly trend.

Adopting a motion moved by Rep Abiodun Abudu-Balogun (APC, Ogun), the House urged its Senate counterparts to fast-track the passage of cyber crime prevention and called on Nigerians to be cautious and confirm the credibility of all internet job offers.

Abudu-Balogun in his motion expressed concern that “many Nigerians, as a result of their desperation for jobs, fall victims of fake recruitment advertisements on the internet,” adding that such adverts “are usually posted by dubious persons purportedly acting on behalf of many public and private organisations.”

He disclosed that such job scammers extort huge sums in the guise of “registration fees” from unsuspecting Nigerians, saying they even give names of international oil companies and security agencies.

Contributing Rep Nkiruka Onyejeocha (PDP, Abia) said scammers had used their facebook account to extort money from some of her constituents, adding that something urgent must be done to sensitize Nigerians.

source: Daily Trust

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