After FactcheckElections Report, INEC Warns Against Fake Recruitment Platforms

Adetutu Sobowale

Following a report by FactcheckElections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has warned Nigerians to be wary of fake portals for the 2023 general election’s ad hoc staff recruitment.

FactcheckElections had earlier debunked a WhatsApp post claiming that INEC is recruiting for the 2023 general election.

INEC gave this warning in a statement delivered on Tuesday in Abuja by the chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi.

Oyekanmi declared that the portal was a scam because the commission had stopped hiring for the election and had shut down its official website for hiring.

“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 December 14, 2022.

“Therefore, the site, with the URL – is fake. It is intended to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. Nigerians should disregard it.” He said

Our Findings and Stance


There has circulations on social media and messaging apps in Nigeria about a fake INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) recruitment portal. It is important to note that this recruitment portal is not affiliated with INEC and any information or documents submitted through it may be used for fraudulent purposes.

INEC is the government agency responsible for conducting elections in Nigeria, and it occasionally opens recruitment for various positions. However, the commission has warned the public not to fall victim to this fake recruitment portal and to be cautious of any recruitment information that is not published on the official INEC website or verified by the commission.

It is not uncommon for scammers to create fake recruitment portals or job offers in order to obtain personal information or money from unsuspecting individuals. In this case, it appears that the fake INEC recruitment portal is asking for payment in exchange for the promise of a job with the commission.

INEC has advised the public to report any suspicious recruitment information or requests for payment to the appropriate authorities. The commission has also urged the public to verify any recruitment information through its official channels before applying or providing any personal information.

It is important to be vigilant and protect your personal information from potential scammers. If you come across any suspicious recruitment information or portal, it is best to verify its authenticity before taking any further action. Do not provide any personal information or make any payments unless you are certain that the recruitment is legitimate.


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