A Circulating post on WhatsApp claims the National Population Commission has Launched its recruitment Empowerments portal ahead of the 2022/2023 census
The post read:
The National Population Commission has Launched its recruitment Empowerments portal ahead of 2022/2023 and the about to start a trial census.
How to apply for NPC Adhoc Recruitment
Interested and Eligible Nigerians who are willing to apply for the recruitment are to visit the official site
- Applicants must be Nigerian By Birth
- Validatory I.D Card
- Applicants must possess at least OND, HND, BS.C, NCE, and SSCE.
NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST NOT BE MINOR i.e Under 18.
About National Population Commission (NPC)
National Population Commission (NPC) is a principal commission of Nigeria, responsible for producing data about the Nigerian people (its population) and economy.
The National Population Commission had a long history spanning over four decades. The nucleus of the agency was the National Census Board which conducted the 1973 Census and was headed by the late Justice Adetokunbo Ademola. It was an ad-hoc body and became the National Population Bureau after the exercise.
Consequently, in 1989, the present Commission was re-established as an independent and autonomous body led by Alhaji Shehu Musa, CFR, and the Commission conducted its first census in 1991. The establishment of the Commission was further reinforced by section 153 (J) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as one of the Federal Executive Bodies. Thereafter, the Commission under the chairmanship of Chief Samu’ila Danko Makama conducted another but first Population and Housing Census in 2006.
The National Population Commission has repositioned itself under the current leadership of Hon. Nasir Isa Kwara to deliver the first digital Population and Housing Census in Nigeria later this year. The present Commission is made up of a chairman and 37 members, drawn one from each State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It has offices in the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as well as in the 774 LGAs of Nigeria.
A click on the link in the message reveals the first page of the website which entails the introductory part of the website and the number of slots available for applicants depending on their qualifications.
Below the introductory message is an applicant’s form to create an account.
- Provide your First Name
- Provide your Last Name
- valid Email address
- Phone number
- Choose password
- Re-enter password
ROUNDCHECK noticed, that an individual can access the next page without creating an account.
Personal information on an applicant’s qualification was requested on the next page. The form requires:
- Marital status
- Date of birth
- Institution Attended
Just like the previous form that was filled, ROUNDCHECK identified an applicant can access the next page without filling the form.
The next page reveals a graphic that has “Population & Housing Census 2022″ written on it and a motto not written in English- “YUH COUNT, MI COUNT, ALL A WI COUNT!” The statement was written in Jamaican Patois, which means “YOU COUNT, I COUNT, ALL WE COUNT!”
With the aid of a google image search, it identifies the graphic with the official Jamaica government website.
ROUNDCHECK can authoritatively confirm that the logo does not emanate from the National Population Commission in Nigeria.
Below the graphic is a form with multi-choice questions that an applicant must attend to, before having access to the final page.
The last page reveals a congratulatory message and the next step required for an applicant to access the Staff form.
Here, Applicants are asked to share the link to five WhatsApp groups or 15 friends on WhatsApp until the button panel below is full after which they will have access to the staff form.
With the aid of Scam adviser, a platform that gives in-depth information about a website, ROUNDCHECK was able to extract more information regarding the website (https://lyupz.com/NPC-E-Recruitment-2022).
The website domain name has only been registered recently, which means that the website is newly created. The trust score of 17/100.
However, ROUNDCHECK findings revealed that on Monday 18th July 2022, The National Population Commission released a press statement to debunk the circulating post.
The press statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Isiaka Yahaya, Ph.D., says, “NPC RECRUITMENT PORTAL CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS A SCAM”.
A part of the statement reads: “The attention of the National Population Commission has been drawn to the circulation on social media platforms of a fake ‘NPC Recruitment 2022/2023’ portal, inviting Nigerians to apply for employment for the Trial census and the 2023 Census. The commission wishes to state that this information is false and misleading, and should therefore be treated as a scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly on applicants”.
The circulating post on social media with the claim that the National Population Commission has Launched its recruitment Empowerments portal ahead of 2022/2023 is FALSE.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Nigerians are advised to be aware of fake sites created to steal personal information. Also, the site starting with lyupz has been fact-checked to be misleading the public with fake job alerts.