By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again warned Nigerians against a fake portal for the recruitment of ad hoc staff for the 2023 general elections.
INEC gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi.
Oyekanmi said that the portal was fake as the commission was no longer recruiting for the election, stressing that its official website for recruitment had been shut down.
“The website/blog below is advertising ad hoc staff positions for the 2023 general election.
“However, the commission is no longer recruiting ad hoc staff for the 2023 general election. The INEC ad hoc staff recruitment portal was officially shut down on December 14, 2022.
“Therefore, the site, with the URL – http://www.yournewclaims.com/Inec-Recriutment/ is fake. It is intended to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. Nigerians should disregard it,” he said.
Recall that the commission had on September 7, 2022, announced that its official recruitment portal for 2023 general election (www.pres.inecnigeria.org) would be opened to the public on Wednesday September 14, 2022 by 8am and would be closed on Wednesday, December 14, by 8pm.