The attention of the National Population Commission (NPC) has been drawn to a social media publication of fake Recruitment for the Trial and next year’s Census.
In an interview with journalist in Yenagoa, Head, Public Affairs on behalf of Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission, Bayelsa State, Mrs. Elia Earnest Omiloli say the information is false, misleading and should therefore be treated as a scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly job Applicants.
The Commission disassociates itself from the portal and reiterates the fact that its recruitment portal for the on-going Trial Census is no longer active and was shut down the moment the commission concluded its recruitment process for the exercise.
According to her, on the thirtieth of May, the commission announced through its social media platforms and reported on other national mainstream media the opening of an e-recruitment portal for the recruitment of ad-hoc staff for the Trial Census exercise nationwide.
Public Affairs for Federal Commissioner noted that, the recruitment in Bayelsa which was geo-fenced to Brass Local Government Area, selected for full Trial Census coverage in the South-South Zone has long since been concluded.
She said, the over eight hundred field functionaries who were recruited were trained in Twon Brass for the Trial Census exercise which commenced on Wednesday last week and would be concluded next Saturday.
The Commission stressed that, to assure Nigerians of its commitment to transparency in the conduct of all activities related to the Census including recruitment of ad-hoc staff, all communication on issues relating to the Commission will be disseminated through its official platform include media advertisements, NPC website and verified social media platforms.
The commission warned scammers to desist from the inglorious act, adding that the Commission will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on perpetrators