The National Population Commission (NPC) has denied fake recruitment notice in circulation online.
The commission made this known in a statement issued by Dr Isiaka Yahaya, Director, Public Affairs on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
According to Yahaya, the NPC had concluded the recruitment of the functionaries for the next Census before the exercise was postponed
The statement reads; ‘The attention of the National Population Commission has been drawn to misleading and false information being circulated by some mischief makers on various social media platforms concerning the purported recruitment for the upcoming Population and Housing Census with the intention to defraud unsuspecting citizens.
“We want to state unequivocally that the Commission did not issue such a public announcement as being circulated during this period.
“The Commission wishes to inform the public that it is not undergoing any recruitment exercise for the Census at the moment and that NPC has concluded recruitment of the functionaries for the next Census before the exercise was postponed.
“Whenever Mr. President fixes a new date for the conduct of the upcoming Population and Housing Census and should there be a need for the list of selected candidates to be updated before the Census exercise, it will be announced on the national media and the NPC social media platforms and website.
“Consequently, we implore the general public to disregard the false information trending online and avoid falling victim to swindlers.
“Nigerians are advised to always get the correct information concerning the Commission’s activities on the official NPC social media handles and website.
“We will continue to update the populace on developments regarding the conduct of the first digital Population and Housing Census in Nigeria as events unfold. We urge everyone to support the Commission to ensure a successful Census exercise.”