How to Apply for NPC Recruitment Online 2023

How to Apply for NPC Recruitment Online 2023

As a part of its recruitment drive, the National Population Commission has started the online application process to recruit ad hoc personnel for the 2023 Population and Housing Census.

The minimum academic qualification required to apply for NPC recruitment is SSCE.

The minimum age for application is 18 years.

The maximum age for application is 60 years.

All qualified Nigerians who meet the National Population Commission recruitment criteria are eligible to apply.



The Commission would like to notify the public that the Local Government Area (LGA) training for Supervisors and Enumerators, initially set to begin on April 13th, 2023, has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be announced in the near future.

We assure all Nigerians of the Commission's dedication to delivering a reliable and widely accepted 2023 Population and Housing Census, with all necessary preparations underway.

As a result, we kindly request that you disregard any information conflicting with this announcement. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may have caused to the involved parties.


The National Population Commission (NPC) has released an updated timetable for the training of Supervisors and Enumerators for the upcoming census in 2023. The training schedule includes refresher training for Data Quality Managers (DOM) and Specialized Workforce (SWF) at the state level, as well as the census proper. This post provides an overview of the training dates and allowances for Supervisors and Enumerators.
Training Schedule:Refresher Training for Data Quality Managers (DOM) and Specialized Workforce (SWF) at the state level: 3rd April - 6th April, 2023.
Supervisors and Enumerator Training on Building Numbering and Household listing: 25th April - 30th April, 2023.
Census Night: 2nd May, 2023.
Census Proper: 3rd May - 6th May, 2023.

Allowances for Supervisors and Enumerators: The National Population Commission has also released the allowance details for the Supervisors and Enumerators participating in the training sessions and census.
Supervisor Allowances:Feeding: N2,000 x 5 days = N10,000
Transport: N20,000
Training Allowance: N65,000
Total: N95,000
Enumerator Allowances:Feeding: N2,000 x 5 days = N10,000
Transport: N20,000
Training Allowance: N50,000
Total: N80,000

The National Population Commission has outlined the training schedule and allowance details for Supervisors and Enumerators involved in the 2023 census. This information is essential for all involved parties to ensure proper planning and preparation for the upcoming census activities.

The National Population Commission has officially activated its e-recruitment platform, which will be used to recruit ad-hoc staff for the national population and housing census that will take place in 2023. The Chairman of the National Population Commission, Nasir Isa-Kwarra, made this point clear while he was speaking at the launch of the portal in Abuja. He emphasised how important it is to have the best hands possible working on the census.

Inuwa Jalingo, the Census Manager, stated that the Commission is anticipating receiving over 25 million applications for the vacant jobs and that the process needed to be competitive, fair, and transparent. “The implementation of an e-Recruitment approach is to ensure broad applications from all across the country, minimise bias, and ensure that all qualified Nigerians are given equal opportunity to apply and be recruited and that no one is left behind,” he stated.

The National Population Commission invites applications from eligible candidates to serve as adhoc staff in the 2023 Population and Housing Census in the following categories:Facilitators
Field Coordinators
Training Centre Administrators
Monitoring & Evaluation Officers
Data Quality Managers
Data Quality Assistants
Special Workforce

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NPC Recruitment Requirements

General Application Requirements are:National Identification Number
Valid and Functional Gmail Account
Valid and Functional Phone Number
Valid and Functional /Operational Commercial Bank Account (No student/NYSC Account)
Valid Educational Qualifications.
Access to and knowledge on the use of computers, tablets & smartphones is an added advantage.
How to Apply for NPC RecruitmentGo to the National Population Commission (NPC) 2023 Recruitment portal at

Click on the Start Application button and then select Start as ad-hoc staff.

Click on each box to acknowledge instructions, and then click the proceed button.

Accept the terms and conditions and then proceed.

Enter your NIN in the required column and click on verify.

If you supply a correct NIN, you will receive a verification successful notification. You’re advised to save your Application ID. Click on the Ok button to proceed to the next step.

Complete your application with the National Population Commission (NPC).

NPC Recruitment Screening ProcedureThe Recruitment Review Team would examine, and screen applicants based on their NIN, documents (School Certificates), and photo passport.
First-level screening would be conducted on the portal by filtering the applicants based on the stated requirements.
Physical screening would be conducted at the LGA’s designated centres.
The LRRT is composed of:LGA Comptroller Chairman
One NPC Desk Officer Secretary
Designated LGA Staff

Prospective Ad-hoc staff can only apply on the census portal in areas where they are residents and will be deployed accordingly.

NoteCandidates should possess relevant qualifications.
There will be temporary system closure of the e-recruitment portal for internal review of the recruitment process from 7th November to 13th November 2022.
The application is FREE. Beware of Internet Fraudsters!!
Frequently Asked Questions on 2023 Census e-Recruitment ProcessHow much is NPC recruitment form?

You are not required to pay for the application. The National Population Commission (NPC) 2023 recruitment application is FREE!Positions advertised for?

Openings are available for Facilitators, Field Coordinators, Training Centre Administrators, Monitoring & Evaluation Officers, Data Quality Managers, Data Quality Assistants, Supervisors, Enumerators and Special WorkforceNPC recruitment application period?

The application window date is from 31st October 2022 to 28th December 2022. However, temporary closure will take place between from 7th to 13th of November for audit and assessment.How can I retrieve my Access Code/ Application ID

Use your NIN to resume your application if it has not been completed and you will receive the Application ID as a confirmation message upon successful submission of the application.How can resume my application without having my access code?

Use NIN to resume. One must have either Application ID or NIN to resume application.How can check my application status?

Click on “Check Application Status”. But note that you can only see your application status after the application window has been closed.NIN verification unavailable. What will I do?

Wait until it is available.I mistakenly applied as NPC staff instead of ad-hoc staff. How can I change it?

The mistake cannot be corrected.Completed my application but could not submit it.

Refresh your browser.I cannot log in with my ID. What should I do?

Check if your ID is correct and try again.I forgot to snap my result before I submitted my application. What should I do?

Once an application has been submitted, it is no longer possible to attach any document.I uploaded my picture instead of a certificate. What will I do?

Once an application has been submitted, it is no longer possible to attach any document.Having issues with photo capturing

Allow your browser to use your camera.Submitted my application but did not receive any sms or email confirmation

Network service provider delay.Is there a provision for bank details?

Only approved applicants will be able to enter their bank details.What is the minimum education qualification to apply?

SSCEWhat is the minimum age to apply?

18yrsWhat is the maximum age to apply?

60yrsFor more information on e-recruitment

Please contact NPC hotline, email and social media platforms below.

For Enquiries: Call NPC hotline: 07000236787 or contact NPC social media platforms: Facebook: National Population Commission; Twitter: @natpopcom; Instagram: npc_nigeria; YouTube: NPC Nigeria; Email: [email protected]

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