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NCC raises alarm over fake recruitment exercise circulated by fraudsters

The NCC has warned the public that the Commission is not recruiting either directly or through any proxy for any position.

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The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has raised an alarm over a reported fake recruitment exercise by the agency which is being circulated on online media soliciting for applications.

While warning the general public against the activities of fraudsters who engage in such false advertisements, the NCC said that it is not recruiting either directly or through any proxy for any position.

The warning is contained in a public statement that was issued by the NCC on Monday, February 15, 2021, and signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde.

READ: CBN raises alarm over fraudulent loan offers, investment schemes with charged fees

The commission in its statement said that it has standard recruitment processes and procedures which it strictly abides by and therefore warned the general public to be wary and vigilant to avoid falling victim to the antics of these fraudsters and scammers.

The statement from the NCC reads, ‘’ The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) would like to draw the attention of the general public to the false advertisements being circulated online soliciting applications for a purported recruitment exercise by the Commission for 2021/2022.

READ: NCC reacts to speculations of mass disconnection of subscribers over NIN

The Commission hereby states as follows:

  • The Commission is NOT recruiting either directly or through any proxy for any position.
  • The general public is hereby warned to be wary and vigilant to avoid falling victim to the ploys of fraudsters and scammers who are circulating the false recruitment notices.
  • The public should note that the Commission has standard recruitment processes and procedures which it strictly abides by.
  • For accurate and reliable information, members of the public are advised to ALWAYS visit the Commission’s website (www.ncc.gov.ng) and its verified social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.’

READ: FG raises alarm over fake empowerment form to access fund for Agribusiness

What you should know

  • A number of Federal Government ministries, agencies and departments have recently drawn the attention of the general public to the activities of some criminals who either try to hack into their online media platforms or circulate fake adverts or empowerment schemes with the intention of defrauding the unsuspecting Nigerians.
  • The NCC just a few days ago, alerted the public to a cloned Facebook account purported to be that of the commission, opened by unidentified individuals, ostensibly to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public, some of whom may have inadvertently signed on to the fake Facebook account.

Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

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Traffic violation: Lagos says LASTMA officials to carry body cameras in next few weeks

Within the next few weeks, LASTMA officials will start wearing body cameras to monitor traffic violations.

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The Lagos State Government has said that officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) will start using smart body cameras within the next few weeks to monitor traffic violations.

This is coming after a viral video that has been in circulation, showed a man driving his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), driving against traffic along International Airport Road, hit a policeman with the car and he fell over the bridge when attempts were made to apprehend him.

This was disclosed by the General Manager of the LASTMA, Olajide Oduyoye, while answering questions on a Channels Television Programme monitored by Nairametrics, Sunrise Daily, on Friday, February 26, 2021.

The LASTMA general manager who pointed out that technology is the way to go, said that Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is on top of that and in 2020, approved the deployment of technology to improve our communication for the agency.

What the LASTMA General Manager is saying

Oduyoye, while answering questions during the interview said, ‘’I’m glad that you said that and of course technology is the way to go, our Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is very much on top of that. He approved the deployment of technology for us to improve our communication last year 2020.

This year, we are definitely hoping in the next few weeks to start what you would say non-approachable offence dealings. That means we are going to be having body cameras on officers to capture incidences because things happen so fast and you don’t really have time to say okay let me get my camera and everything, but if you have your body camera on that is recording, then you can capture all sorts of different things that you can use against typical offenders.’’

While lamenting that chronic traffic violators do often remove traffic signs to deliberately disobey road laws, the LASTMA boss warned road users to obey traffic laws and not attempt to flee when caught.

What this means

  • The members of the general public have often called to question, the mode of operation of LASTMA, with calls for reforms which includes the deployment of technology in their operations.
  • This has often led to conflict between the officials of the agency and motorists some of who deny allegations against them and accuse LASTMA officials of extortion and being overzealous.
  • The LASTMA officials, who sometimes are at the receiving end, have had to deal with attacks on them by traffic violators, in the course of discharging their duties.
  • The deployment of technology especially the smart body cameras will go a long way to drastically reduce these conflicts and make the operations of LASTMA more credible.

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Bandits kidnap students at Girls Secondary School in Zamfara State

Armed bandits have attacked and abducted students of a secondary school in Zamfara State.

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Armed bandits have kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the Girls Secondary School, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

This was disclosed by the state media agency, NTA in a statement on Friday morning.

“Armed bandits kidnapped an unspecified number of Students at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State,” they said.

More details shortly…

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