​​Fraudsters using my name to defraud Nigerians on Facebook — ​ Head of Service

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The acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has alerted Nigerians of a Facebook account, opened in her name, and allegedly used to defraud Nigerians seeking employment.

In a statement, the deputy director media relations, Mohammed Manga, said the account neither belongs to the service nor its acting head​,​ Ms. Oyo-Ita.

“The attention of the Office of the Head of Civil Service has been drawn to the false face book account created in its name and that of the Acting Head of the Federal Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo- Ita
​,” the statement said.

“The false account purportedly carried advertisements for vacancies in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation​.”

He warned Nigerians to desist from using the Facebook account​,​ describing it as dubious.

“The Account is a scam created by fraudsters aimed at misleading and duping innocent job seeking public”.


“The Acting Head of the Civil Service has no such account, more so the office of the Head of service does not advertise vacancies for employment in the offices as dubiously stated in the page”.

“The public is therefore warned to disregard the face book account and any information it may carry”, the statement read.

Mr. Manga said his principal wishe​d​ to disassociate herself form the Facebook account. He said anyone who engages in any form of transaction with any person on the account does so at his or her own risk.

“The public should be cautious of such dubious and fraudulent characters​,​” the statement said.

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