06 Dec 2016

Press Release

The attention of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has been drawn to the activities of some fraudulent syndicates who have been parading themselves as agents of DPR to defraud unsuspecting members of the public by bogus offer of employments, operating fake Facebook account purportedly owned by the Director of Petroleum Resources, soliciting payments into private accounts for conferences in the name of the Department.

The Department of Petroleum Resources   hereby states the following:

  • The Director of Petroleum Resources, does not own any Facebook account and he has not delegated any proxy to operate one on his behalf.
  • DPR has not mandated any person or agency to interface with the public on employment matters.
  • Payments for all DPR services are remitted directly to the federation account through Treasury Single Account (TSA) and payment procedures are provided on our website: www.dpr.gov.ng

We hereby reassure the public that the Department is collaborating with relevant security agencies to stop the unwholesome activities of these unscrupulous and unpatriotic persons.

The public is hereby advised to contact the nearest   DPR office directly   for clarifications on any issue as the addresses and contact numbers of our office locations nationwide can be found on our website.

We hereby restate our commitment to providing excellent regulatory oversight service for the oil and gas industry in Nigeria in alignment with government’s aspiration for the sector.