Prof. Abayomi Fasina, the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has advised members of the public to disregard the announcement on the purported move by the institution to recruit both academic and non-academic staffers.

The vice-chancellor in a statement on Wednesday issued by Wole Balogun, his Special Adviser on Media Matters, described the advertisement of job vacancies on social media as fake.

Fasina described the purported vacancy advert as the handiwork of fraudsters.

The statement read, “The attention of the management of FUOYE has been drawn to a fake announcement that the university is currently recruiting to fill academic and non-academic vacancies.

“The fake announcement, which is created to defraud members of the public, has gone viral on social media.

“FUOYE is currently not recruiting and whenever the need arises for the announcement of the authentic recruitment exercise, it will be made known through several channels of communication, such as print and electronic media, not just on the social media alone.

“We wish to categorically state that the said announcement is fake and it is the handiwork of fraudulent people, who are determined to tarnish the good image of our upwardly mobile citadel of learning.

The Vice Chancellor advised members of the public to always endeavour to contact the institution directly and also put calls through to the appropriate channels to confirm such information in the future before making attempt to access them.

“In this age of social media, many people are devising several fraudulent means to defraud innocent members of the public.

“Members of the public, especially our youths seeking gainful employment, are urged to ignore the announcement currently spreading on social media, in their own interest,” it said.

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