By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)@CeleOkaf11

Amidst rumors of on-going job recruitment in the Service, the Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that no such recruitment was being conducted by the security service organization.

This clarification was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the DSS spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya. He said the statement was necessitated by the fact that some alleged desperate fraudsters and their sponsors have already designed a scheme to scam unsuspecting job applicants by claiming that the Service was currently engaged in a recruitment exercise.

Afunanya, therefore, warned the members of the public of the existence of the fake job syndicates, advising them to note that recruitment into the DSS is "never done on a monetary basis. Instead, it is guided by merit and transparency. Beneficiaries undergo a series of screening and vetting processes and procedures through which only the best, produced by these, is taken", he stated.

The Service spokesman further warned that in the "context of this, members of the public should be mindful of attempts by fraudulent persons and /groups to fleece them of their hard-earned money. They should rather report to the Service any suspicion in this regard.

"Those engaged in misleading acts of raising false recruitment alerts or defrauding others are warned to desist from such or be ready to face the music. So far, the Service is sustaining efforts on clamping down on the activities of fake job syndicates illegally using its name to deceive and scam the public", the statement said. NNL.

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