INEC denies appointing consultants for staff recruitment



The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied hiring individuals or groups as consultants for staff recruitment.

INEC said this a statement by Mr Festus Okoye, Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee Abuja.

Okoye urged members of the public to report to security agencies, individuals or group claiming to be consulting for the commission on recruitment of staff.

He said the attention of INEC had been drawn to of some fraudsters claiming to be for the Commission on recruitment of .

He said unscrupulous had gone to the extent of cloning INEC logo and commenced soliciting for applicants for jobs the Commission.

“The fraudsters claim they have been appointed consultants to the Commission and are reportedly asking innocent Nigerians to pay some amount of money as application fees. “

Okoye recalled the commission had at least on two previous occasions in the last few months issued disclaimers on the matter of fake employment merchants.

He added that INEC issued disclaimers on the racketeers who opened 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 dimension to the fake employment scam.

“The general public take note that not only is the Commission not recruiting at the moment; has not appointed any consultant or agency to recruit on its behalf.

“The Commission calls on members of the public to be cautious and not allow to be hoodwinked by fraudsters. Any person who is approached by any individual

“The Commission calls on members of the public to be cautious and not allow to be hoodwinked by fraudsters.

“Any person who is approached by any individual or group claiming to be recruiting for the Commission please report to security agencies,” he said.(NAN)