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Don’t be scammed – Nigerian companies BUA Group and Julius Berger International not recruiting via this link

IN SHORT: Working for large companies, such as the BUA Group and Julius Berger International, is an attractive option for many Nigerians. But this job ad circulating on social media is not legit and should be ignored.

“This is your opportunity to Work with Julius Berger this 2024. Application is Ongoing,” reads a post on Facebook. 

The post is accompanied by a graphic showing a photo of Abdul Samad Rabiu, the chairperson of the BUA Group, and the organisation’s logo. It also includes a link and encourages users to “apply now”. 

Julius Berger International is a Nigerian construction company based in the capital, Abuja. It specialises in the construction of factories and mills, as well as ancillary buildings, oil and gas facilities and power plants.

The BUA Group is a production company, active in the food, mining, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.

The post has garnered over 9,800 likes and 1,200 comments.

The same job ad can be found on Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

But is it genuine? We checked.


Post links to an unrelated website

When we clicked on the link attached to the post, it took us to a website that shares updates on job opportunities and visa sponsorship in Canada

We visited the official websites of the companies mentioned in the post to check if there were any job opportunities listed. We found Julius Berger’s list of vacancies here and BUA Group’s list here. But there was no mention of job opportunities or visa sponsorship in Canada on either website.

The BUA Group also took to its verified Instagram account to distance itself from the recruitment ad circulating on social media. 

“It has come to our attention that fake job advertisements, falsely claiming to be from BUA Group and BUA Cement, are circulating on social media. Note that these job advertisements are not legitimate and have not been authorised by our company or the Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu,” the company said.

On Facebook, Julius Berger also flagged the job alert as fake.

“Please note that all official job opportunities will be posted exclusively on our official channels. Exercise caution, report suspicious pages, and only trust information from our verified sources. Your safety is our priority,” the company wrote.

Julius Berger has also been the subject of job scams before.

Read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.

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