The House of Representatives has come down heavily on Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDA's) of government for collecting gratification in the form of cash from job seekers. While calling on the MDAs to desist from such acts of extortion.
Also, the House further directed the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to as a matter of urgency, embark on public enlightenment campaign on the activities of job scammers on the internet as they do not only hurt job seekers but also the image of the country.
This resolution was reached through a motion read by Rep. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, titled the "need to stop employment scam on the Internet in Nigeria." He noted that youths, as a result of their desperation for jobs, fall victims to fake recruitment advertisement scams on the Internet.
"Most advertisement are usually posted by dubious persons purportedly acting on behalf of many public and private organizations, thereby using the names of big organizations such as oil companies and security agencies to carry out their nefarious activities,"he said.
The motion was unanimously adopted and was referred to the House committee on Police Affairs, Public Safety and National Security for further legislative action.