Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State
Suspected fraudsters have hacked into and taken over control of the Delta State government website. They have also placed an advert calling on unsuspecting unemployed applicantss to purchase employment forms at N8,500.
The development has attracted the attention of the government, which denied responsibility for the advertisement.
Suspected hackers had on Wednesday placed a recruitment application form on the Delta State Civil Service Commission’s website, asking applicants to obtain entry forms from the Department of Recruitment and Promotion of the state civil service.
Submission of the form was conditioned on the payment of a non-refundable fee of N8,500 in a bank draft to the civil service commission with Unity Ban.
A statement by the Director of Information, Mrs Theresa Oliko, on Thursday, said the Delta State Civil Service Commission had no approval from the state governor to carry out any recruitment and it had not placed any advert for such, neither did it authorise anybody to do so.
“The commission does not advertise recruitment or any of its activities online.
"No one should make payment whatsoever into the bank account mentioned in the said fake online advert,” the statement added.
The director described the advert as fake and advised members of the public to disregard it