The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Friday said it would take stringent measures to check the activities of scammers that were swindling unsuspecting job seekers of large sums of money.
Mr Gboyega Fola-Kayode, Special Assistant to the Comptroller-General of the service, Mr David Parradang, said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Fola-Kayode, who spoke for the comptroller-general, was reacting to a case of job scam reported by one of the 2015 recruitment applicants.
He said Parradang condemned the incident, saying that a lot of Nigerians had been swindled of large sums of money by scammers with promise of fake employment into various agencies and parastatals of government.
“ We are fully aware that job scammers are everywhere waiting for an opportunity to swindle unsuspecting, naïve and desperate job seekers.
“This is why we clearly stated when we advertised various openings for job placement into the service that no applicant seeking employment should offer money to anyone.
“ We clearly stated that the employment process is free and applicants should endeavor to abide by the rules and follow due process,” Parradang said.
NAN reports that shortlisted applicants were required to sit for a five-day Computer-Based Test (CBT) at various computer centers across the country.
The test which commenced on April 20, ended on April 24.
They were asked to answer 20 questions in English Language; 10 questions in current affairs; 10 questions in mathematics and 10 questions in logical reasoning.
Each applicant was also expected to use only one hour to answer all the questions.
Successful applicants would undergo physical examinations and interview, and those who pass will be given provisional offer of employment into the service
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