Alert: NNPC not recruiting, flags fake advert

Alert: NNPC not recruiting, flags fake advert

- NNPC has disowned a recruitment advert trending on social media

- The corporation said it is not carrying out any recruitment exercise now and will advertise its vacancies in the dailies when it is recruiting

- It urged members of the public to be wary of the scam

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disowned a recruitment advertisement currently trending in the social media.

The advertisement, set in NNPC’s corporate colour with its logo, invites candidates with background in Sciences, Engineering, Business/Finance, Social Sciences, Arts/Humanities as well as Medical/Health Sciences to apply, giving required educational attainments of prospects to include: Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma.

Describing the advertisement as phantom in a statement made available to, Ndu Ughamadu, the general manager public affairs of the corporation, called on unsuspecting members of the public to be wary of the scam.

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NNPC advised members of the public to disregard any announcement of recruitment or invitation to recruitment interview appearing in the social media, saying the corporation was not carrying out any recruitment exercise now.

The corporation reminded job seekers to note the antics of scammers who deploy such communication strategies as text messages, vacancy announcements on social media platforms as well as forged letters inviting job seekers for non-existing job interviews with a view to extorting money from them.

NNPC cautioned that any applicant who entertained such invitations would have himself or herself to blame, encouraging those who had already fallen victims to volunteer information to the law enforcement agencies.

The corporation stated that as equal opportunities going concern, it would, as usual, advertise vacancies in the corporation through the national dailies.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that Isiaka Abdulrazaq, the chief financial officer (CFO) of the NNPC said that the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in August, 2015 reduced the number of accounts managed by the corporation from over 2000 to less than 200.

The TSA, which is a centralised federal government revenue account kept by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was proposed and only partially implemented in 2012 but was effected fully by the Buhari-led administration in 2015.

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