FOLLOWING the incessant publishing of fake vacancies in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the corporation has again dissociated itself from such notices purported to have emanated from the corporation.
Reiterating that the NNPC has not launched any recruitment campaign, a statement by the Group General Manager (Public Affairs) Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, noted that latest clarification “is coming on the heels of a fresh recruitment advert purportedly from the Corporation being circulated by e-mails and on various social media platforms.”
He disclosed that the advert, which is on a fake letterhead with the NNPC logo, purportedly signed by the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, and the Chief Operating Officer, Refineries, Mr. Anibor Kragha, directs applicants to forward their applications to a fake e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Ughamadu, “another form of the scam involved text messages, e-mails, and letters inviting unsuspecting job seekers for fake job interviews at the NNPC Towers and other locations across the country with a view to extorting money from them.”
He stated that the NNPC was currently not recruiting, and warned members of the public, especially applicants, to be wary of “such adverts or spurious invitations for job interviews.”
The corporation’s Spokesman further advised that “anyone contacted for the purpose of the fake recruitment should report such invitations to relevant law enforcement agencies,” as the corporation will statutorily advertise vacant positions in newspapers whenever the need arises.
Noting further, Ughamadu stated that “NNPC Management under the leadership of Dr. Maikanti Baru would sustain the prevailing culture of transparency and accountability, which has witnessed the conduct of open public bidding in sourcing for contractors and suppliers of goods and services for its day-to-day operations.”