By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) has said that the Service is not embarking on any recruitment exercise as being speculated in some quarters.
Accordingly, the Revenue Agency assured that the IRS will not carry out recruitment exercise in secrecy, stressing that as soon as the FCT-IRS concluded recruitment plans, it will be made known to the public through newspapers advertisement.
It also warned fraudsters to desist from duping innocent residents in the guise of recruitment exercise by the FCT Internal Revenue Service, calling on residents not to be gullible to the tricks of fraudsters.
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the Service is inundated by reports of ongoing staff recruitment exercise, just as the Service has assured that any recruitment will be made public. A reliable source who pleaded anonymity stated that the management of FCT-IRS are disturbed over the development, stressing that security operatives have stepped up investigation into the alleged recruitment scam.
The source said, “I want to state emphatically that FCT-IRS is not embarking on any recruitment exercise as speculated in many platforms.
“The management have expressed concerns over this ugly development because some fraudsters are using the corporate name of FCT-IRS to dupe innocent job seekers.
“We are calling on residents not to be desperate in search of job opportunities as fraudsters are out to dupe any gullible and desperate applicant through the social media platforms.
“However, I want to inform you that security operatives are digging deep into the issue and very soon, the outcome of the investigation will be made public.”
The source assured that the IRS will not carry out recruitment exercise in secrecy, stressing that as soon as the FCT-IRS concluded recruitment plans, it will be made known to the public through newspapers advertisement.
He said, despite this ugly development, the IRS has stepped up series of sensitization drive to inform and educate taxpayers towards entrenching a world class tax administration system in the FCT. According to him, over a million taxpayers have been captured in IRS database and they have all received their Taxpayer Identification Numbers, TIN, through personalised SMS.