NNPC has warned the public to disregard any invitation on recruitment exercise. In a statement made available to journalists by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe, the corporation called on members of the public to be wary of fraudsters sending letters to unsuspecting individuals inviting them for “the second process of recruitment” billed to hold on February 29, saying it is currently not recruiting. “The scam invitation letters, which directed recipients to pay the sum of N21,500 into a certain account number with Zenith Bank purportedly for ‘onshore and offshore/training kits/materials’ should be disregarded as they were not sent by the corporation,” the NNPC warned. It further warned that “anyone who entertains such invitations or deals with peddlers of such invitations does so at his or her own risk.”
The corporation urged anyone contacted for the purpose of the purported recruitment by the corporation to report such persons to relevant law enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, has assured of ample products supply in the Lagos area following a hitch in the products supply system in the Lagos environs. The PPMC, a subsidiary of the NNPC, says it has intervened in the crisis which is arising from the leadership tussle between the Mobil branch and national office of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union. The PPMC stated that it has intervened in the dispute, assuring that normalcy will soon be restored. It further assured that there was sufficient stock of products in Lagos and across the country while advising motorists not to resort to panic buying, stressing that the situation was under control. The corporation further reiterated its commitment to uninterrupted product supply to the general public in keeping with its mandate of ensuring products sufficiency across the country. However, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, while insisting that the supply to Lagos is inadequate, has called on NNPC to step up import of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol to avert another round of scarcity.