The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has warned Nigerians to discountenance online recruitment adverts credited to the organisation.
The FIRS, in a statement on its website, said that it was not carrying out any recruitment exercise for now.
A statement published on the FIRS website and seen by our correspondent on Sunday, read in part:
“This is to inform the general public that FIRS is neither recruiting nor replacing unfilled positions within its workforce.
“Anybody submitting his/her CV or applying through any website, responding to sms, texts, any online medium, social media platforms or in whatever form for employment with FIRS, is doing so at his or her own risk.
“Please note that employment into the FIRS, will be advertised in national newspapers as well as on the FIRS website www.firs.gov.ng.
“Members of the public are hereby strongly advised to avoid being deceived or defrauded by unscrupulous and dubious characters”, the statement, which has been running on the FIRS website for over two months now, read.
Meanwhile, nine suspects have been arrested in connection with a fake recruitment into the FIRS.
The suspects are being investigated for alleged forgery of documents, impersonation of officials of FIRS and other federal ministries, agencies and banks officials, deceit of members of the public and for soliciting for money for promotion of FIRS officials.