By Onome Amuge
Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited, has disclaimed reports of a fraudulent recruitment exercise scheme circulating on Whatsapp and other social media channels titled, “2021 Dangote Empowerment”, purported to be approved by the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF).
In a public statement signed by Francis Awowole-Browne, director, Corporate Communication Department, Dangote Industries Limited, the company said the scheme was a scam meant to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
According to Awowole-Browne, the information contained in the circulation is totally deceitful as the company wasn’t conducting any recruitment exercise as claimed and should be strongly disregarded by the public.
“We have also become aware that some fraudulent individuals have been posting job advertisements on some websites offering employment positions and possibilities at Dangote Cement to the public if they submit their curriculum vitae/resume, call the advertised contact numbers and pay an administrative fee. While we work toward shutting down activities and accounts of these scammers, please be advised to contact the law enforcement agency in case you have made contact with them,” the statement read in part.
He also dissociated Dangote Cement from the advertisement and website offerings and any email purported to have originated from the company regarding the subject with a stern warning to members of the public to desist from making applications or disclosing sensitive information as requested by the scammers.
Awowole-Browne further clarified that the company has not engaged any individual or job website to advertise job positions on its behalf and none of the contact details, either phone numbers or email belong to Dangote Cement.
He added that the company fills job positions through a formal procedure with all career opportunities clearly listed on its official website, adding that candidates are never requested to pay a fee before being considered for any position.