NIA warns public on fake recruitment sites

By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Edtior

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has warned Nigerians against scammers that have taken to fake sites to lure unsuspecting public into believing that the Agency was recruiting staff.

The warning is contained in a statement by S. M Lamidi for the National Intelligence Agency Thursday.

“The attention of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has been drawn to the activities of scammers on social media sites, purporting that the Agency is conducting a 2018/19 recruitment exercise for qualified Nigerians.

“The authors of this fake social media sites, offering easy employment into the Agency, are not only mischievous but fraudulent targeting innocent Nigerians.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the NIA states unequivocally that such posts are the handiwork of fraudsters and DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SERVICE.

“The Agency, therefore, calls on all Nigerians to ignore the information contained in the sites and not have any dealings with these syndicates.

“Recruitment into the NIA is done through a transparent and rigorous process which is open to all Nigerians,” the statement read in full.