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2023 poll: Again, INEC cautions against fake recruitment portal

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC said this in a short message by Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi on Tuesday in Abuja.

Oyekanmi said that the portal was fake as the commission was no longer recruiting for the election as 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 Dec. 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.

INEC had on Oct. 5, 2022, raised alarm on similar fake ad hoc recruitment link inecnigeria.govservice.site being circulated online.

The electoral body on Sept. 7, 2022, announced that its official recruitment portal for the 2023 general election (www.pres.inecnigeria.org) would be opened to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, by 8 a.m. and would be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 14, by 8 p.m.

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