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We are not currently recruiting at NNPC, Baru warns Nigerian job seekers, scammers

Considering rising cases of job scam hanging around the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the company has once again, announced that it never inaugurated a recruitment campaign of any kind and currently does not recruit.

In recent times, there had been reports of recruitments at the NNPC but the corporation has come out to say that it is false.

In another development, the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has expressed the readiness of the company to grant auditors from the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation unrestricted access to its financial records, should they request to look into the books of the corporation any time.

Hosting the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, who visited him in his Abuja office, 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.

According to the NNPC’s spokesperson, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, 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.

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.

NNPC therefore 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.