The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has debunked a conversation online about an alleged staff recruitment exercise going on in the university.
The university revealed it is not currently recruiting any staff at the moment.
This was disclosed in a statement titled “BEWARE Of SCAMMERS: OAU Is NOT RECRUITING”, released by the University spokesperson, Abiodun Olanrewaju, on Sunday, and made available to our correspondent.
One Dr. Williams Abah is said to have been engaging the general public on behalf of the university management, promising to assist people with employment in the university.
OAU described the conversation as not only false but devilish, malicious and a pure scam.
“The University does not know nor have any relationship whatsoever with any nebulous Dr Williams Abah. Therefore, anything done or purportedly done on behalf of the University or its Vice Chancellor by the so-called Dr. Williams Abah, with GSM number 0802 129 4368, has nothing to do with the University.
“OAU, as an academic institution, does not engage in secret or clandestine employment, neither would its Vice-Chancellor or any other Principal Officers of the University ask an applicant for any monetary or material gratification,” part of the statement read.
The University further disclosed its staff recruitment exercise to always follow due process.
“We place vacancies advertisements in two widely read National Dailies and the same will be displayed on the University website. Please, also note that we do not engage the services of an outsider for our staff recruitment exercise,” it added.
It urged the general public, particularly those desperately in need of employment, not to engage in any conversation with anybody or any group.
It also warned that the university does not advertise its staff recruitment exercise on social media.
“Any person or group of persons who transacts, or has transacted any business with him in the name of the University does so at their own risk,” it said.