The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, on Wednesday advised Nigerians to disregard the information that the Corps was recruiting or doing staff replacement.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Bisi Kazeem, Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Abuja.
The statement quoted the Corps Marshal as advising the public to be wary of the activities of fraudsters parading themselves as agents to extort money from innocent job-seekers.
“Contrary to reports making rounds that the FRSC is conducting a fresh recruitment and replacement exercises, and has dispatched recruitment forms to the states for interested candidates to apply.
“This is not true; so, I call on Nigerians to disregard the information that the Corps is recruiting or doing a replacement.
“I urge you to be wary of the activities of fraudsters who are parading themselves as agents to extort money from innocent job-seekers,’’ he said.
According to him, the activities of the fraudsters are being investigated by relevant authorities, and that the Corps Marshal is concerned about this worrisome development.
“Hence, using this medium to clarify that FRSC is not conducting any form of recruitment or replacement exercise, and will make it public knowledge whenever such recruitment is approved by the Federal Government.
“No government agency recruits without due approval; it is equally a standard practice for recruitment exercises to be advertised on radio, television, and through the print media,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that proper screening was part of the procedure for recruitment or replacement, and would not be bypassed during such exercises.
According to him, when the Corps is recruiting, information on such is readily made available through the following official platforms www.frsc.gov.ng,www.fb.com/federalroadsafetycorps or @FRSCNigeria on Twitter.
He said that the Corps could 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 organisation.
The corps marshal assured Nigerians that the FRSC, in collaboration with security agencies, was on the trail of these criminal elements, who were out to swindle Nigerians under the guise that the establishment was recruiting.