Our attention has been drawn to the activities of some unscrupulous persons exploiting the recent newspaper advertisements of employment vacancies by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) 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.
For the avoidance of any doubt, we wish to reiterate that the ongoing recruitment exercise is being carried out in accordance with extant rules guiding such exercises in the Nigerian Public Service. 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.
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. Any person engaging the services of a consultant does so at their own risk. Please be warned.