No! Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is not recruiting


A sponsored post on Facebook Story circulating online claims that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is currently recruiting.

The post, published alongside a graphic on November 14, 2023 by a Facebook user, Janzakitv, directs people to submit job applications through an online link. The graphic contains the FAAN’s logo.

The texts of the post read: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) 2023/2024 recruitment.

The post had the ‘Sponsored’ tag on Facebook Story indicating that it was paid for, allegedly to reach a wider audience.

The post has garnered over 1,000 Likes, about 450 comments and 87 shares as of Friday, December 1, 2023.

Another version of the post was also shared by another Facebook user, named “Above Connect,” as seen here. This has also has over 300 likes, more than 200 comments and 34 shares as of Friday.



Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is recruiting for 2023/2024.



Checks by this reporter show that the claim is FALSE.

In a post on its official X handle: @FAAN_Official, the FAAN debunked the claim.

The post reads:

“The attention of the Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has been drawn to the information circulating on social media that FAAN is recruiting and requesting people to apply online. 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.

“The public is herewith advised to be wary of such counterfeit recruitment websites and desist from patronising them to avoid being scammed.

“FAAN…Committed to her core values…
Safety! Security!! Comfort!!!
Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua
Director PA&CP”

Screenshot of the phishing website advertising the FAAN recruitment. INSERT: False verdict.

Also, when this reporter examined the web links closely, it shows that the domain names share features synonymous with the majority of phishing websites that The FactCheckHub had reported previously.

When the links on both Facebook posts were clicked, it direct users to these phishing links archived here and here respectively.

The FactCheckHub has, over the year, debunked multiple phishing claims as seen here, here and here. You can learn more about how to identify phishing scams and websites on our tutorial page.



The claim that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is recruiting is FALSE; the airport authority debunked the claim.


* This fact-check was written by Adisa-Jaji Azeez, a fellow of the ICIR’s Countering Misinformation and Promoting Media Literacy project, supported by the German Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria.

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