The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclaimed those it described as unscrupulous elements who have cloned its logo and are using the same to solicit for applicants to apply for jobs in the commission.
According to a statement on Tuesday by the National commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, “the fraudsters claim that they have been appointed consultants to the Commission and are reportedly asking innocent Nigerians to pay some amount of money as application fees.” Okoye warned the public “to take note that not only is the commission not recruiting at the moment, it has not appointed any consultants or agency to recruit on its behalf.”
The statement further read, “The Commission calls on members of the public to be cautious and not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by fraudsters.
“Any person who is approached by any individual or group claiming to be recruiting for the Commission should please report to security agencies.”
“It will be recalled that the commission had at least on two previous occasions in the last few months issued disclaimers on the matter of fake employment merchants and racketeers who open fake employment websites, collecting money from unsuspecting members of the public and issuing fake employment letters purporting to be acting on behalf of the Commission.
“The claim of being appointed consultants clearly adds a new dimension to the fake employment scam.
“The general public should take note that not only is the Commission not recruiting at the moment, it has not appointed any consultants or agency to recruit on its behalf.”