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Nigeria’s federal airport authority not recruiting, beware of clickbait and job scams

IN SHORT: Nigeria’s airports authority, a sought-after employer, is not hiring, as claimed on Facebook.

Messages circulating on Facebook in Nigeria claim that the agency that manages Nigeria’s airports is hiring.

One post reads: “Start your application today if you are a Nigerian. There are limited slots available.” It then provides a link where interested users can supposedly apply.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) manages Nigeria's commercial airports, passenger and cargo airlines.

We found more posts on Facebook with the same claim here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here

But is the agency, a sought-after employer in the country, hiring? We checked.

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“FAAN IS NOT RECRUITING”

When we visited the link in the Facebook post so that you don’t have to, the URL started with “register junkie”. This is a red flag that it could be clickbait, as government agencies usually run recruitment drives on their websites or dedicated platforms.

We clicked on the apply button on the screen and were taken to another web page with absolutely no information about the supposed recruitment. 

The FAAN also disowned the link. In a statement on its official X (formerly Twitter) handle, it said: “The Authority uses this medium to reiterate that FAAN is neither recruiting directly presently nor has the Authority contracted anyone  to carry out recruitment exercise on her behalf.”

It included a screenshot of the recruitment graphic in question, stamped “FAKE”.

Africa Check has exposed many job scams. Beware of fake job adverts protect yourself by reading our guide to spotting online scams here.

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