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Scammers defraud over 7,000 applicants seeking NPC ad-hoc jobs in Nasarawa

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At least 7,000 job seekers in Nasarawa State seeking ad-hoc jobs with the National Population Commission (NPC) ahead of the National Population Census have been defrauded by scammers. This was disclosed by Mr Silas Agara, the NPC commissioner for the state, on the Option FM 92:3 FM Akwanga’s programme, “Matters Arising” on Tuesday.

According to Agara, more than 70,000 applicants have applied for the 15,000 NPC ad-hoc jobs allocated to the state. However, only 7,000 ad-hoc staff are required across all the 13 local government areas of the state. The limited number of available spaces has created desperation among job seekers, leading to scammers taking advantage of the situation and defrauding over 7,000 applicants with fake approvals on the internet.

Agara noted that his office has been inundated with job seekers and their relatives every day over the ad-hoc job, urging applicants to exercise patience due to the limited spaces available. He revealed that a total of 70,782 applied for the NPC ad-hoc jobs, while only 15,000 ad-hoc staff are needed for the upcoming census in Nasarawa State.

In Karu local government area, 18,000 applicants applied for only 4,000 available spaces. In Lafia local government area, 11,900 applied for only 3,000 available spaces, while in Akwanga, 6,600 applied for only 509 available spaces.

The NPC commissioner encouraged applicants to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or persons claiming to have the power to influence the recruitment process. He assured the public that the commission would ensure a transparent and credible recruitment process.

The National Population Commission of Nasarawa State has been inundated with applications from job seekers, leading to scammers defrauding over 7,000 applicants with fake approvals on the internet. The commission has advised applicants to remain patient as there are limited spaces available and to report any suspicious activities or persons claiming to have the power to influence the recruitment process.

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