The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has warned the general public on Tuesday to be mindful of fraudsters and scammers who claim to have candidates shortlisted for the recruitment exercise for the agency.
The warning was given in Abuja during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by Mr Jonah Achema, who is the Head of Public Affairs, NDLEA, in Abuja.
Achema added that the agency would not shortlist candidates secretly. He noted that many innocent people have fallen victims of such fraudsters.
“Fraudsters have started sending NDLEA employment letters and messages to people.
“This was a message received by an applicant, “Dear X, Congratulations for Joining NDLEA. Your service number is 00721/REC08/A22. Please keep it safe.
“Another one stated from “Dear X, NDLEA training kits to get are: 3 Set of uniforms, both short and long sleeves and overall, 2 ceremonial suits, 2 cardigans, 12 Pieces of white T-shirt and shorts respectively.
“2 belts, 2 face caps, 2 barrette, 2 pairs of boot, 2 pairs of cover shoe, 2 pairs of canvas 1 8×8 mattress, 1 bed sheet, 1 pillow and its case. Total cost= N105,350 only.
“This is not from NDLEA. The agency still maintains that the collation of applications is very much ongoing after which successful applicants will proceed to the next stage before final screening.
“It is still a relatively long way to go, contrary to claims by scammers that the process has been completed,” he said.