The Nigerian Maritime Administration And Safety Agency (NIMASA) has urged the public to disregard the purported ongoing employment scheme by it, describing the report on the exercise as
“unfounded and false publication”.
In a press release signed by its spokesman, Osagie Edward, the agency alleged that the false employment publication was a scam being perpetrated by fraudulent agents and persons to mislead and exploit unsuspecting members of the public.
“These fraudulent persons have also been known to contact innocent people through email, social media and other forms of internet publication soliciting payment, inducement, advance fees or other favours in exchange for employment. Victims stand the risk of extortion.
“For the avoidance of doubt, any party that puts itself forward as acting on behalf of NIMASA for the purpose of recruitment is completely false and NIMASA disclaims and bears no responsibility whatsoever for their action. NIMASA does not communicate employment vacancies through third party, online channels, emails or social media platforms.
“NIMASA hereby expressly disassociates itself from such fraudulent online publications and posts and warns the general public not to fall victims to such baseless and false schemes in the guise of employment opportunity” the agency said.
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