Many prospective and current Corps members have been seeking information regarding whether the National Population Commission pays. If you’re among those eager to find out, this article is tailored for you. Read on to get answers. While the main focus is on addressing the question of whether the National Population Commission pays Corps members, we also delve into other aspects such as the commission’s history, functions, and more. Additionally, we outline the steps and requirements for Corps members interested in applying as ad hoc staff at the organization.
About National Population Commission
The National Population Commission (NPC) is a governmental entity in Nigeria, initially established by the 1979 Constitution but temporarily suspended in 1983 due to a military takeover. It was later re-established through the National Population Act of 1989, known as Decree No. 23, and now operates under the 1999 Constitution. The commission holds the authority to collect, analyze, and disseminate population and demographic data within the country. Additionally, it is responsible for conducting demographic sample surveys, compiling migration and civil registration statistics, and monitoring population policies.
Before its current form, the Commission was originally known as the National Census Board, conducting the 1973 Census and initially led by Justice Adetokunbo Ademola. It transitioned into the National Population Bureau and, in 1981, saw the inauguration of Alhaji Abdulrahman Okene as chairman, with 19 members representing each state of the federation.
Following the overthrow of the Shagari presidency by General Muhammadu Buhari on December 31, 1983, the constitution was suspended, leading to the dissolution of the National Population Commission (NPC). During this period, the commission reverted to the status of a Bureau, headed by a civil servant with the rank of director.
In 1988, under General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, Alhaji Shehu Musa Makaman Nupe was appointed as the chairman of the commission, and it was legalized with Decree No. 43 of 1989. This reconstituted commission played a pivotal role in conducting the 1991 census.
With the empowerment granted by the 1999 Constitution, Chief Samu’ila Danko Makama became the chairman in October 2001, leading a commission comprising 37 members representing each state in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In June 2012, Chief Eze Festus Odimegwu took over as chairman, overseeing 37 members representing the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. However, Odimegwu resigned in October 2013, and in February 2014, Eze Duruiheoma, SAN, was appointed as the new Chairman of the commission.
On October 15, 2020, the Senate of Nigeria confirmed the appointment of Nasir Isa Kwarra as the chairman, along with eleven commissioners for the National Population Commission, marking the latest chapter in the leadership of this vital institution.
The organizational structure of the National Population Commission (NPC) is comprised of a policy-making body with 37 Federal Commissioners, organized into various Standing Committees. The Commission is overseen by a Chairman, with the Director-General serving as the administrative head. The diverse departments within the Commission encompass Cartography, Census, Finance & Accounts, Human Resources and Administration, ICT, Audit, Population Management and Development, Planning and Research, Population Studies, Public Affairs, Procurement, Special Duties, Vital Registration, Legal Services, and General Services.
State offices are led by State Directors, who serve as administrative heads. These state-level departments include Technical Unit, Vital Registration, Human Resource, Management, and Public Affairs. At the Local Government Area level, Comptrollers act as liaisons between the office, traditional institutions, and local government authorities. Both the Commission’s Secretariat and Internal Audit fall under the office of the Chairman, forming a hierarchical structure that ensures efficient coordination and management at various levels within the organization.
Does National Population Commission Pay Corpers?
Yes, Corps members serving at the National Population Commission receive a monthly allowance. This allowance is distinct from the general N33,000 paid to all serving corps members by the federal government.
It’s essential to highlight that Corps members can receive payment if they work as ad-hoc staff at the commission. If you’re interested in becoming an ad-hoc staff, you should wait for their recruitment portal to open. Before the portal opens, here are some vital pieces of information you need to be aware of.
NPC Ad Hoc employees receive their salaries from the Federal Government through the National Population Commission. The assignment duration is typically less than 30 days, including 12 days of training. The total pay, covering feeding and training allowances, ranges from N60,000 to N159,000. However, it’s crucial to note that the specific terms of your appointment will be outlined in your appointment letter, and the lowest pay can be as low as N26,000 to N34,000.
Application Requirements for NPC Ad hoc Staff Recruitment
To apply for NPC Ad hoc Staff Recruitment as a Corper, applicants need to meet the following requirements:
- National Identification Number (NIN): Applicants must possess a valid National Identification Number.
- Functional Email Address: A functional electronic mail address is required for the application process, and Gmail is recommended.
- Valid Mobile Phone Number: Applicants should have a valid and functional mobile phone number.
- Bank Account: A bank account with any commercial bank in Nigeria, such as UBA, First Bank, Access, GTB, Zenith, etc., is necessary. Notably, student or NYSC accounts are not acceptable.
- Educational Certification: Applicants must hold a valid educational certification, including a secondary diploma, high school diploma, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate degree.
- Computer Literacy: It is essential for applicants to be computer literate, demonstrating proficiency in using a computer, smartphone, and tablet. This competency is crucial as the work involves generating, storing, and processing data using these devices.
How to Apply
To apply for NPC Ad-hoc Staff Recruitment, click on the provided link [https://nationalpopulation.gov.ng/] for the registration portal. Please note that the application portal is currently closed, and applicants should stay tuned to the official website for updates on when it will reopen.