The attention of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has been drawn to the activities of some fraudulent persons posing as agents of DPR by offering purported DPR recruitment forms for 2018-2019 with guidelines on how to fill and submit same to members of the public on some social media platforms. Our attention has also been drawn to allegations of dubious persons who are exploiting the recent newspaper advertisements of employment vacancies by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in attempting to deceive unsuspecting Nigerians into parting with huge sums of money for bogus promises of offering some advantage in the ongoing recruitment process. We are also aware of the existence of a counterfeit facebook account purportedly established by the Department of Petroleum Resources as an online outlet to facilitate the recruitment process.
We hereby wish to state categorically that at no time has the Department employed or engaged any persons, agents, contractors or consultants to act as intermediaries in this recruitment exercise. Neither have we authorized anyone to charge any fees on behalf of the DPR in connection with the recruitment.
We wish to inform members of the public that DPR has never appointed any person or agents to act as intermediary in our recruitment exercises now or in the past. For the avoidance of any doubt, we wish to reiterate that the ongoing recruitment exercise is being carried out in accord extant rules guiding such exercises in the Nigerian Public Service. Copious advertisements were duly published in national newspapers outlining the application process and subsequent follow-up procedures. Part of the information contained in the advertorials was stipulating a timeline for submissions which had since lapsed. Also, the appropriate official online portal was indicated and personal passwords given to each applicant whose application was accepted, for them to follow-up accordingly.
Therefore we hereby state categorically that the purported recruitment form as bandied in those social media platforms is fake and not from DPR as being presented by the fraudsters.
We advice members of the public especially the social media community to shun such post and reiterate that in line with our core values of transparency and integrity, all information relating to our activities including recruitment can be accessed on our website: www.dpr.gov.ng or our social media handles: twitter.comdprhotline, facebook.comdprhotline.
In this regard therefore, we would like to advise the general public and particularly those who have applied for the published vacancies, to only refer to the online portal dedicated for the recruitment exercise or the DPR official website: www.dpr.gov.ng for information pertaining to the recruitment or any other information on our activities.