The National Population Commission (NPC) has issued a stern warning to the public regarding a fraudulent email circulating among individuals claiming that their applications for the position of Census Ad-hoc Staff have been accepted. The NPC categorically states that it is not currently undertaking any recruitment exercise for the Census, urging Nigerians to disregard the misleading information.
In an official statement released today, the NPC clarified that the recruitment of functionaries for the 2023 Census had already been concluded prior to the postponement of the exercise. Therefore, any claims of ongoing recruitment are completely false and should be treated as attempts to deceive unsuspecting individuals.
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The NPC emphasized that any updates or revisions to the list of selected candidates, should the need arise in the future, will be publicly announced through national media channels, as well as on the official social media platforms and website of the Commission. It is important for individuals to rely on these official sources for accurate and reliable information regarding any recruitment activities.
The Commission expressed its concern over the potential impact of such fraudulent emails on innocent citizens, cautioning the public to remain vigilant and avoid falling victim to the schemes of swindlers. The NPC reiterated its commitment to transparency and integrity in all its operations and affirmed that any future recruitment activities would be conducted through legitimate channels with proper public announcements.
The NPC urged Nigerians to be cautious and advised them to promptly report any suspicious communication or activity related to the ongoing Census recruitment to the appropriate authorities. This step will aid in curbing the activities of fraudsters and protecting the public from potential harm.
The National Population Commission plays a vital role in gathering accurate demographic data, which is crucial for effective national planning and development. As an esteemed institution, it remains committed to ensuring that all recruitment processes are conducted with the utmost transparency, fairness, and adherence to established procedures.
In conclusion, the NPC strongly advises the public to dismiss any email claiming acceptance for the position of Census Ad-hoc Staff, as it does not have an ongoing recruitment exercise at this time. Nigerians are encouraged to rely solely on official channels, such as national media outlets, NPC’s social media platforms, and website, for any future updates or announcements regarding the recruitment process. By exercising caution and verifying information from reliable sources, individuals can protect themselves from falling victim to fraudulent activities.