FRSC cautions against fake recruitment adverts

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it has not commenced a fresh recruitment exercise warning that advertisements placed on some websites were fake and handy work of fraudulent individuals who want to fleece unsuspecting members of the public of their hard earned income.

In a statement made available by Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem on the development, the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered that a public alert be given to innocent Nigerians to disregard the false information being peddled by the fraudsters in the social media.

“Our attention has been drawn to reports that the Corps has advertised and has started a fresh recruitment exercise. A fake FRSC website has been created by some fraudsters in this regard to fleece unsuspecting applicants of their hard earned money.

The Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has therefore ordered that a public alert be given to innocent Nigerians to disregard the false information being peddled by the fraudsters in the social media,” he said.

Kazeem stated that the activities of the fraudsters are being investigated by relevant authorities. He added that the organization was using this medium to clarify that FRSC is at the moment not conducting any form of recruitment and will make it a public knowledge through major newspapers and other relevant media whenever such recruitment exercise is to take place as already approved by the Federal Government.

The Corps spokesperson however stated that the Corps Marshal clarified thus: “His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously given approval for the recruitment of qualified Nigerians into the services of the Corps, but the advertisement has not been made public yet.

According to him, “the Corps has established mechanisms to achieve a smooth exercise and these established processes are presently undergoing scrutiny to ensure a flawless and smooth exercise. When we are ready, the public will be properly informed through adverts in the national dailies”.

Kazeem therefore called on the general public to discountenance the current portal linked to the Corps and has been in circulation in the internet and other media platforms.

He further stressed that whenever the Corps is recruiting, information on such will be readily made available through the following official platforms www.frsc.gov.ng, www.fb.com/federalroadsafetycorps or @FRSCNigeria on Twitter.

He added that the Corps can also be reached through a toll free line 122 or 070022553772, 08077690055 and 08077690397 for any confirmation or clarification on recruitment and other matters concerning the organization.