Job seekers, contractors besiege NPC headquarters

Census-1As the 2007 national census date draws closer, job seekers and contractors have turned the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters, Abuja into a beehive of activities for new opportunities.

The Guardian learnt yesterday that while job seekers are trooping in and out of the offices to seek placements, contractors and suppliers are also not left out, hoping to get a piece of the action.
The Guardian also learnt that unofficial recruitment of ad-hoc staff may have begun as a very powerful cabal outside the Commission and in collaboration with some staff of the Commission are alleged to be behind the deal. ’’

Responding to the findings, the NPC Spokesman and Director of Media /Publicity Mr. Simon M A Otene said that, of a truth, people have been visiting the commission headquarters on a daily basis but such visits has not translated to recruitment nor employment or time for contracts awards.

‘’There is nothing like recruitment of ad-hoc staff, you may wish to also go and confirm from the Personnel/Admin Department. Nobody is even thinking of recruitment of ad-hoc staff now, I should know and tell you if these were true. Presently, we are making use of our staff in the ongoing Pilot Enumeration Area Demarcation.’’

The Phase kicked off on 26th November and ended on December 2015 across seven Local Government Areas across the six geo-political zones in the country.’’

The Director of Administration and Personnel of the Commission, Aminu Dambatta equally informed The Guardian that the claims are baseless.

‘’Yes, the Commission will recruit staff no doubt, but such information will be made known to all Nigerians through the various media, but like the Director of Media and Publicity told you earlier, nobody is recruiting any one for now, no body is asking anyone for any cash reward to get employment from us, kindly disregard this fake news.’’



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