The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disowned a recruitment advertisement currently trending on social media.
The recruitment ads, complete 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 send in applications, giving required educational attainments of prospects to include: Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma.
Describing the adverts as ‘phantom’, the general manager public affairs of the corporation, Ndu Ughamadu, called on unsuspecting members of the public to be wary of the scam.
The corporation enjoined the public to disregard any announcement of recruitment or invitation to recruitment interview.
NNPC further 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.
It encouraged those who had already fallen victims to volunteer information to the law enforcement agencies, warning that applicants who entertained such invitations would have themselves to blame.
The NNPC added that as an equal opportunities going concern, it would, as usual, advertise vacancies in the corporation through the national dailies.