PUBLIC NOTICE ON JOB SCAM
The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to the activities of web scammers who operate fake websites such as:
These are in addition to various fake Facebook Accounts in the name of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi CFR.
These platforms are being used to defraud unsuspecting innocent Nigerians for offer of job placement in the Service, auction sales of vehicles and contracts.
In some cases fictitious names of supposedly recruited candidates waiting for training are published at such websites as bait.
Unfortunately many Nigerians have continued to fall prey to these elements despite our several previous disclaimers. Some positioning themselves as activists have even gone to town with a cry of nepotism against the management of the Service after seeing one of the fake lists being brandished on these illegal websites.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Service has not conducted any recruitment exercise since the ones held in 2009 and 2011. Therefore any purported list of recruited candidates being seen any where is fake and did not emanate from the Service.
Recruitment process into the Service starts with advertisement of vacancies in print and electronic media, as well as the Service website www.customs.gov.ng, this is followed by examination/ interview, training of successful candidates and deployment. The process recognizes only the Federal Character principle of geographical spread. The Nigeria customs Service is an equal opportunity employer that recruits candidates irrespective of gender, religion or tribe as being alleged by one Ndiameeeh Bareek in the pointblank blog.
It is on record that the Federal character commission commended the Service for complying with the requirement of fairness and transparency prescribed by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The general public is strongly advised to be suspicious of any offer of customs related job placement, auction sales and contract award especially through the internet and report such offers to the nearest Customs formation.
From: The PR Unit