The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on the public to shun any rumour that it is hiring.
Mr. Festus Okoye, the Commissioner-General and Chairman of the Commission for Information and Voter Awareness, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
Okoye said INEC was currently not hiring anyone, adding that the recruitment of new fresh graduates and experienced professionals had already been suspended.
He said: “INEC wishes to once again draw the attention of members of the public to the activities of fake employment merchants and racketeers.
“The racketeers open fake employment websites, collect money from unsuspecting members of the public and issue fake employment letters purporting to be acting on behalf of the commission.
“It would be recalled that on May 30, 2020 the Commission issued a statement drawing the attention of the public to the circulation of purported letters of employment/appointment allegedly emanating from it.
“We had informed members of the public that the Commission suspended its recruitment programme.
“We advised everyone to discountenance all rumours of recruitment and letters of employment/recruitment purportedly emanating from the Commission and duly informed the security agencies of the scam.”
Okoye said the commission was a public trust that conducts its work in an approved and transparent manner.
He said the transparency of the workforce was a constant source of speculation.
“We call on the public to be conscious of the antics of fraudsters and not to fall victim to their criminal activities. INEC is not recruiting at this moment,” Okoye concluded.
In another news, the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has dissolved all members of the state executive council with effect from December 31, 2020.
The dismissal of the members of the state executive council is contained in a copy of a statement issued by the state information secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Monday in Ilorin.
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