The National Population Commission (NPC) has sent a warning message to caution its prospective ad hoc staff for the 2023 population and housing census to be wary and not fall victims of impostors claiming to be its personnel or agent.
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The NPC Ondo State Director, Yemi Falusi, gave the warning in a statement issued in Akure, the state capital.
Yemi noted that ‘approval’ to work as ad hoc staff for the commission in the coming population and the housing census was completely free and based on merit.
The NPC director advised those who had applied for appointments as ad hoc staff to be careful so as not to path with their hard earned money.
He also urged those who might have fallen victims of these scammers and have lost varying amounts of money to report to law enforcement agents for arrest and prosecution of those complicit in the offence.
The Director said that the sensitisation and warning was necessary because the commission had been inundated with reports of the activities of these fraudsters parading themselves as NPC personnels.
According to him, it is the responsibility of the commission to protect its integrity and ensure that perpetrators of criminal acts using the commission’s name are brought to the book.