Hackers attacked the recruitment portal of the National Population Commission (NPC) for the 2023 census.
The NPC Commissioner for Anambra, Chidi Ezeoke, disclosed this at a news conference in Awka, the state capital.
Ezeoke said that the NPC had established a digitalised online geo-fenced portal to recruit personnel from selected communities across Nigeria.
The official assured that the commission was committed to correcting anomalies to ensure an accurate and reliable census next year.
The NAN quoted Ezeoke saying, “If hackers were not able to succeed in this, we want to ensure and assure that it will be difficult for them to hack during the 2023 census.
“I’m almost certain that the attempt, to a large extent, was foiled.
“When you are trying out something new, people will try to bypass your efforts”.
The NPC State Director, Joachim Ulasi, refuted the alleged substitution of recruited officers, saying the ones dropped were those absent during the 12-day training.