False claim circulates that Oyo State government is recruiting medical personnel, charges N2,500 for application form

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A claim circulating widely in WhatsApp groups says the Oyo State government is currently recruiting medical personnel and has asked each prospective applicant to obtain the application form for N2,500.

The WhatsApp post added that the form can be obtained from Room 4 at the Oyo State Hospital Management Board, situated within the State Secretariat at Agodi in Ibadan, the state capital.

The post retrieved from a WhatsApp group on January 12, 2024 read:

Attention! Attention!! Attention!!!

Those that are seeking for job, most especially, our Youths should go and get this form from the Oyo State Hospital Management Board.

Step 1: Go to Oyo State Hospital Management Board, Room 14 at Oyo State Secretariat to get code.

Step 2: Go to Polaris Bank with the code and pay the sum of #2500.

Step 3: Take the teller to the office of Oyo State Accountant General to confirm payment.

Step 4: Take the confirmed teller to Room 14 of Oyo State Hospital Management Board to get the form, fill it and submit there. Oyo State Government is recruiting Doctors, Nurses, and other workers.

Please take this seriously. You shall find the favour of God . Help someone today by spreading this fatal information.

 

CLAIM

Oyo State government is recruiting medical personnel and charges N2,500 for application form per candidate.

 

THE FINDINGS

Checks by this reporter show that the claim is FALSE.

When this reporter reached out to the Oyo State government via one of its official X (formerly Twitter) handles: @feedbackOYSG regarding the claim, the response stated that the claim is false.

A statement released by Oyo state Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation through her official handle on X (@oyoinformation) also corroborated that the claim is false.

Disclaimer posted on X by Oyo State ministry of Information and Orientation regarding the alleged recruitment.
Disclaimer posted on X by Oyo State ministry of Information and Orientation regarding the alleged recruitment.

“The Oyo State Government on Friday said it was not recruiting medical personnel into the civil service, noting that announcement would be made via official government channels anytime it wanted to start recruitment.

“A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince ‘Dotun Oyelade, described the information circulating on social media that the state was recruiting medical personnel, as false and misleading,” the statement reads in part.

 

THE VERDICT

The claim that the Oyo State government is recruiting medical personnel and charges N2,500 for application form per candidate is FALSE; the Information commissioner in the state debunked it via an X post.

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