The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied media reports that it was currently conducting recruitment exercise.
In a statement on Saturday, the electoral body also refuted the circulation of letters of employment to ‘prospective candidates’. The commission described the letters making the rounds as a scam.
The commission warned Nigerians to be careful of fraudsters and advised affected members of the public to report to security agencies.
According to the statement, the commission suspended its recruitment programme in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement read in part: “Our attention has been drawn to the circulation of purported letters of employment/appointment.
“Members of the public are hereby advised/warned that the commission suspended its recruitment programme in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
SCAM ALERT! pic.twitter.com/j7W9bFI8Cc
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) May 30, 2020
Meanwhile, INEC has announced that elections in Edo and Ondo States would still take place despite the coronavirus pandemic.