Lagos Assembly Calls On Governor Ambode To Clamp Down On Fake Job Advertisement

Lagos Assembly Calls On Governor Ambode To Clamp Down On Fake Job Advertisement

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to work with security agencies to check the spate of fake job advertisements pasted on the street wall of the state and an efforts to curb the activities of scammers who defraud job seekers.

The call was made in a motion moved by Mr Aboidun Tobun (APC-Epe I) at the Assembly on the security challenges emanating from such fake adverts across the state.

“This motion is borne out of conviction. If you go around Lagos, you will be amazed seeing the number of adverts of jobs that are non-existent with a view to luring unsuspected youth into their dens,” he said. According to him, some victims are kidnapped, raped or even die in the process.

“Ritual killers also use that as a strategy. It is time to track down this and ensure that it is nipped in the bud,“ Tobun, Acting Chairman, House Committee on Works and Infrastructure said.

Contributing, the Acting Chairman, House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, Mr Rotimi Olowo said: “When population is moving geometrically and job is growing arithmetically, there is going to be vacuum.

“They come up with strategy to recruit and maim and kill. I am worried as a politician because 2019 is around the corner, people will believe the politicians are the ones who need human parts.’’

Olowo said that the Lagos State Signage and Advertisements Agency (LASAA) must ensure scammers are detected. Also speaking, Mr Segun Olulade (APC-Epe II) called on the newly established Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps to do more in terms of intelligence gathering.

“We have seen a lot of advertisements on walls in the streets claiming what they are not,’’ he said. Mr Yinka Ogundimu, on his part, said that emphasis should be laid on publicity and enlightenment. Ogundimu called for the sustenance of the state’s Employment Trust Fund, aimed at providing loans for small scale businesses.


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