National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has dissociated itself from an online recruitment site offering job placements in the agency.
The site, topix.net, advertised recruitment forms into the agency along with a link and phone number for calls.
A call placed by Daily Trust was answered by one Paul, who claimed to be based in Lagos and said the service charged N5,500 per form for BSc jobseekers.
He said the form would be sent to a private email address for filling in and return.
“We have very few forms left, so pay quickly,” he said and gave a First Bank account number named OKHIRIA EDEGHONGHON JOSEPH for the first half payment.
But at a press briefing Friday, NAFDAC insisted it was neither recruiting nor mandated anybody or organisation to do so on its behalf, according to John Ibu, who chairs the agency’s governing council.
He warned that behind the site were “conmen posing as consultants or recruitment agencies for NAFDAC.”
The agency is the third government service after Civil Defence Corps and Immigrations to admit to employment scams being done in its name.