The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disowned a recruitment advertisement currently trending on the social media.
The advertisement, set in NNPC's corporate colour with its logo, invited 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.
Ndu Ughamadu, the general manager, public affairs of the corporation, describing the advertisement as false, called on unsuspecting members of the public to be wary of the scam.
The corporation stated that it would, as usual, advertise vacancies in the corporation through the national dailies when necessary.
“NNPC advise members of the public to disregard any announcement of recruitment or invitation to recruitment interview appearing in the social media.
“We are not carrying out any recruitment exercise now.
“Job seekers should 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 cautions 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,” he said.