We’re not recruiting, says NIMASA; disowns fake employment website

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has warned Nigerians against dealing with any person claiming to act on behalf of the Agency, stressing that “we are not recruiting.”

According to a statement by the Agency’s management, anybody that does business with any purported representative is at their own risks.

A part of the statement read, “For the avoidance of doubt, any party that puts itself forward as acting on behalf of NIMASA for the purpose of recruitment is completely false and NIMASA disclaims and bears no responsibility whatsoever for their action.”

The management stated that it’s “attention has been drawn to a fraudulent employment scheme currently making the rounds online, and especially on various social media platforms that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will soon commence ‘massive recruitment’ exercise.”

“These fraudulent persons have also been known to contact innocent people through e-mail, social media and other forms of internet publication soliciting for payment, inducement, advance fees or other favours in exchange for employment. Victims stand the risk of extortion, hence, members of the public are warned not to make any payment whatsoever to unscrupulous persons parading themselves as employment agents.

“For the avoidance of doubt, any party that puts itself forward as acting on behalf of NIMASA for the purpose of recruitment is completely false and NIMASA disclaims and bears no responsibility whatsoever for their action. NIMASA does not communicate employment vacancies through third party online channels, emails or social media platforms. NIMASA hereby expressly disassociates itself from such fraudulent online publications and posts and warns the unsuspecting public not to fall victims to such baseless and false schemes in the guise of employment opportunity.”

 The Agency, therefore, urged members of the public to treat with suspicion any such offerings and verify their claims in order not to fall prey to these scammers, as it had not designated any entity or persons to act on its behalf.

The Agency said it would not be held liable for any losses incurred by any person (s) as a result of reliance on such fraudulent e-mails/online publications.