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Beware of recruitment scam, NNPC warns job seekers

Beware of recruitment scam, NNPC warns job seekersThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has again announced that it never inaugurated a recruitment campaign of any kind, as it warned job seekers to avoid being scammed.

This came just as the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, said that the corporation would grant auditors from the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation unrestricted access to its financial records.

Baru said this when the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, 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.

The NNPC’s spokesperson, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said 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.

He said the fake advert directed unsuspecting applicants to send their applications to a fraudulent email address.

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.

He 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.

Ughamadu said anyone contacted for the purpose of the fake recruitment should not hesitate to report to relevant law enforcement agencies.

A statement from the AGF on Wednesday also said that the assurance from the NNPC GMD was part of measures aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability in the management of government resources.

Baru expressed the willingness of the corporation to collaborate with the AGF office for effective service delivery to Nigerians.

He said the corporation was making efforts to ensure that its accounts were up to date, adding that work had been concluded on the 2014 account.

He added that the financial statement for the 2015 financial year would be ready by the end of this month.

Baru said the NNPC was prepared to work harmoniously with the AGF and implement whatever corrective actions recommended to the corporation that would add value to the firm’s efficient and transparent operation.

Ayine, according to the statement, commended the drive of the GMD towards repositioning the NNPC for transparency and accountability since his assumption of office in July, 2016.

He noted that the account of the NNPC had been audited to December 2014, adding that the audit of 2016 would be concluded by December 2017.

The auditor-general commended the GMD for his assurance that auditors would be given unrestricted access to the financial records for their periodic audit checks.

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