By Yetunde Bada
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has reiterated its appeal to the public to disregard any announcement of recruitment or invitation to its interview.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, made the disclaimer in a statement in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, the announcement is the third in recent times coming from recurrent fraudulent vacancy claims on various social media platforms purporting to have emanated from the corporation.
“We are constrained to announce, once again, that NNPC is not recruiting at the moment.
”Members of the public are, therefore, advised to disregard any vacancy announcement on any online or social media platform as they are the handiwork of fraudsters intent on fleecing innocent Nigerians,” Ughamadu said.
He said the syndicate’s method of operation included deployment of various means, ranging from text messages to forged letters inviting gullible job seekers for non-existing job interviews, to extort money from them.
”To this end, we wish to once again appeal to members of the public, particularly unsuspecting applicants, to be wary of fraudulent vacancy announcements or invitations for job interviews at the NNPC Towers.
”Anyone who entertains such invitations or deals with peddlers of such invitation does so at his or
her own risk,’’ the spokesperson reiterated.
He advised anyone contacted for the purpose ,other than through advertisement duly placed by the Corporation in national newspapers, should report such invitations to relevant law enforcement agencies.
He pledged that the corporation would continue to report and engage security agencies on such matters. (NAN)