The Federal government has warned job seekers in the country to be weary of government officials who demand huge amounts of money for job placements, noting that all job placements and recruitments into all government offices in Nigeria are absolutely free.
The government gave this warning in a statement released by the permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.
The statement reads:
“It is being reported that job seekers have fallen victims of some unscrupulous staff of government offices who require these unsuspecting job seekers to part with huge amount of money with the pretense to ensure they secure appointments of government jobs.
“The Ministry has put up several notifications and warnings- advising these desperate job seekers to avoid like a plague, such money requests by government officials.
“All job placements and recruitments into all government offices in Nigeria are-ABSOLUTELY FREE-NO MONEY IS REQUIRED FOR ANY APPOINTMENT.
“The Management of the Ministry of Interior is hereby making this clarification and public enlightenment- advising all applicants to follow the necessary procedures of applying into any of its Agencies’ job vacancies.
“They are also to be wary of any official, requesting for money for job placement which the Ministry frowns at with punishment attached, in line with the Public Service Rule of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.