By Dauda Musbau
A certain webpage claims that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) will soon commence its recruitment exercise, offering prospective applicants a platform to learn about the application process.
The National Bureau of Statistics is the main agency responsible for the development and management of official statistics, the authoritative source and custodian of official statistics of Nigeria.
The website requires prospective applicants to take certain steps to register because the recruitment exercise will last for six (6) weeks and applicants are to submit their form on or before the deadline to avoid disqualification.
Disinformation is false information deliberately spread to deceive people. A lot of people fall victim because they were being deceived. This is why PEN PRESS is seeking to verify this claim as it is capable of misleading people.
PEN PRESS’ verification showed that this website is a phishing website that many fact-checking platforms have assessed and caught misleading unsuspecting members of the society.
When subjected to verification on Whoxy, a domain search engine, the result showed that the website was created on December 3, 2022, updated on November 2, 2023 and will expire on the 3rd of December, 2023.
Also, ViewDNS revealed that three domains are hosted on this same server which are: gaspricery.com, recruitmentfile.net and traveltipstricks.com.
To show the authenticity of the date the NBS official website was created, PEN PRESS verified the website on WhoIs and the result showed that the website was registered on December 25, 2008 with domain name https://www.nigerianstat.gov.ng/.
Furthermore, this writer discovered that The National Bureau of Statistics has issued a formal notice on its official website refuting the information.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Bureau would like to emphasize unequivocally that it is not currently recruiting,” the notice disclaims.
The claim that NBS will soon commence a recruitment exercise is MISLEADING. Findings show that the information was spread by a phishing website.