Akwa Ibom reads riot act to racketeers | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Akwa Ibom state government has warned scammers of job seekers in the state to desist immediately, saying it has mechanisms in place to prosecute anyone caught in such acts.

The head of service, Mr. Effiong Essien, gave the warning while answering questions from journalists in his office yesterday in Uyo.

According to him, his office is fighting to apprehend the union. He called for partnership and useful information from the public to apprehend the culprits.

Essien expressed sadness that scammers issued fake employment papers to unsuspecting members of the public in the state, saying he would protect the privacy of people who provided useful information about the union.

The HoS maintained that the government had not been involved in the secret employment, adding that the recent employment had been based on the need for the service.

“I have always said that whenever someone says there is a secret job, by any means possible, get a photocopy of such a letter of employment and I will say if it is a secret job. a government employee or a fake letter of employment.

“There is a lot of speculation and fake news about jobs. There are also scam artists all over the state in the name of employment. There is no doubt that some of them can even give fake employment letters to people.

“If you hear of such things, mention the name of the person and possibly the department so that we can check. My office would gladly like to know who has employed anyone in the Akwa Ibom state civil service without the head of department knowing.

He announced that the service would soon be fully digitized, adding that Governor Udom Emmanuel had expressed interest in the process.

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