Nigerians have been warned to ignore any recruitment notice alleged to be from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
The warning was announced by the Head of Public Affairs, Paul Osu, yesterday, while urging people not to give any money to anyone for employment into the agency.
Osu said the fraudsters are parading themselves as
recruitment agencies and issuing bogus ‘DPR recruitment forms 2020/2021’ with spurious claims and promises of job offers.
According to the DPR, currently, there are no recruitment exercise ongoing and no one has been engaged as agents or consultants to act as intermediaries.
The DPR recalled that employments are usually carried out in accordance with extant rules guiding such exercises in the Nigerian Public service in line with due process philosophy of government.
The DPR noted that recruitment notices were usually published in national newspapers and its official website.
The statement further added that anyone who still goes ahead despite the warning, does so at his own risks.
Read the full statement below:
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is compelled to publish this disclaimer alerting the general public to the activities of some unscrupulous persons who are using fake employment notices to deceive unsuspecting Nigerians into parting with huge sums of money for employment into the DPR. They do this by masquerading as recruitment agencies and issuing bogus “DPR recruitment forms 2020/2021” filled with spurious claims and promises of job offer into DPR.
We hereby wish to state categorically that at no time has the Department employed or engaged any persons, agents, contractors or consultants to act as intermediaries for recruitment. Neither have we authorized anyone to charge any fees or issue recruitment forms on behalf of the Department.
For the avoidance of any doubt, we wish to reiterate that employment into the Department is carried out in accordance with extant rules guiding such exercises in the Nigerian Public service in line with due process philosophy of government.
In this regard therefore, we would like to advise the public to discountenance any information circulating in the public space particularly social media regarding “DPR 2020/2021 recruitment forms”and to only refer to the the DPR official website: www.dpr.gov.ng for information pertaining to vacancies or any other information on our activities. Any person who does otherwise, does so at their own risk.
Please be warned!