The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has warned job seekers to avoid falling into the trap of fraudsters and scammers even as it emphasized the corporation is currently not embarking on any recruitment exercise.
The NNPC dispelled the rumours via its twitter handle as well as on its corporate website.
— NNPC Group (@NNPCgroup) August 8, 2017
The disclaimer on its website reads as below:
“The attention of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been drawn to the activities of some fraudulent persons using various dubious means ranging from text messages, social media platforms and forged letters to invite unsuspecting members of the public for job interviews in a purported recruitment exercise by the Corporation. “For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state as follows:
“1. That NNPC is currently not recruiting and will not demand payment in any form for any job placement.
“2. That NNPC will advertise all vacant positions whenever it is ready to embark on a recruitment exercise.
“3.That members of the public, particularly unsuspecting applicants, should be wary of fraudulent invitations for job interviews at the NNPC Towers, Abuja, or indeed any of its offices or subsidiaries, and that anyone who entertains such invitations or deals with peddlers of such invitations does so at his or her own risk.
“4. That anyone contacted for the purpose of the purported recruitment other than through advertisement duly placed by the Corporation in national newspapers, should not hesitate to report such invitations to relevant law enforcement agencies.”
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Also reacting, the NNPC’s spokesperson, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the advert was on a fake letterhead that came with the NNPC logo and was purportedly signed by the corporation’s GMD as well as its Chief Operating Officer, Refineries, Mr. Anibor Kragha.
The NNPC said the latest clarification was as a result of a fresh recruitment advert purportedly emanating from the corporation being circulated by emails and on various social media platforms.
He said the fake advert directed unsuspecting applicants to send their applications to a fraudulent email address.
Ughamadu said another form of the scam involved text messages, emails and letters inviting job seekers for job interviews at the NNPC towers and other locations across the country with a view to extorting them.
He called on members of the public, especially applicants, to ignore such adverts and invitations for job interviews, adding that the corporation was not recruiting and warned anyone who entertained such invitations would be doing so at their own risk.
Ughamadu said anyone contacted for the purpose of the fake recruitment should not hesitate to report to relevant law enforcement agencies.
Source: Naija News