CMD AE-FUTHA raised the alarm over employment scam

The Chief Medical Director, Dr. Emeka Ogah, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, (AE-FUTHA) has warned job seekers that the institution was not employing.

He warned that scammers were collecting money from unsuspecting members of the public in the name of giving them job at the hospital.

The CMD raised the alarm on Wednesday at his office, during a courtesy call paid on him by members of the Correspondent Chapel, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ebonyi State council.

Ogah who said that the hospital’s last employment was 2019, noted that anytime there is need for another employment that it would be advertised.

He disclosed that some people were scammed to the tune of N18million, and that the matter was reported to the Ebonyi State Police command.

He noted: “Every moment, people will just be saying we are employing, we are employing and they are just using that to defraud innocent citizens of Nigeria, collecting money from people and they will be using my name.

“Every now and then you go on facebook, they will be using my name that I said you should pay this, you should pay that.

“We have been making several disclaimers on the media, that we are not employing. We have just advertised for internship, housemanship was not inclusive because that one is now done at the center. They will use this one to defraud people that we have advertised for employment and changed some things in this notice to soothe them and they will tell their victims that there is a special list in Abuja.

“Some people have defrauded others to the tune of N18million and they are in the police, police is handling it. We have reported some cases to DSS. Anytime we are employing, we will tell you yes that AE-FUTHA is employing.

“I have advocated that whenever they catch people defrauding, they should be prosecuted likewise the people who gave them the money because people are giving them the money that is why they keep defrauding people.

“AE-FUTHA is not doing any employment. We have only advertised for internship, the last time we employed was December 2019. Should we have any reason to employ, we will follow the normal process”.

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