Aviation security personnel attached to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos have arrested a man for forging a letter of employment to unsuspecting applicants seeking jobs at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The unidentified man was arrested Thursday and handed over to the airport police command for prosecution.
The general manager, corporate communications of FAAN, Mr. Yakubu Dati disclosed this Thursday.
Dati said the authority is becoming disturbed by the fraudulent activities of some individuals who are defrauding unsuspecting applicants by asking them to pay money into some bank accounts in order to influence their employment into the airport authority.
In a statement Dati said; “It has been brought to the notice of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that some fraudulent individuals are demanding that applicants to the recently advertised vacant positions in FAAN pay money into some bank account in order to influence their employment into the Authority.
“The Authority wishes to inform the public, especially applicants to the said vacant positions that the Authority does not demand money from any applicant to get employed. The current recruitment exercise is being done in the most transparent and orderly manner so we advise that nobody should pay any amount of money to any individual or company to get employed in the Authority.
“We also advise that affected applicants should report such fraudulent proposition to the Police as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria will not be held responsible for any fraudulent transaction in relation to the on-going recruitment exercise in the Authority.
“All employments will be based on merit as there are stipulated criteria for the recruitment into the Authority.
“This release became necessary following the arrest of one man by officers of our Aviation Security Service at the Murtala Muhammed Airport while he was handing over a forged letter of employment to an unsuspecting applicant.
The suspect has been handed over to the police at the airport.”