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Ignore recruitment posts. Nigeria's state energy company NNPC not hiring

IN SHORT: Jobs at Nigeria’s energy company NNPC are coveted. But the state-owned company has warned the public that it is not recruiting, as several similarly worded posts and blogs have claimed.

A post circulating on Facebook in November 2023 claims that Nigeria’s state energy company NNPC Limited is hiring, and offers a recruitment form for N20,000 (about US$25).

Similarly worded posts have also been published on some blogs, including here, here, here, here, here, here and here. All were headlined: “NNPC Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Registration Portal.”

The so-called guidelines claim to provide answers to questions about working for the NNPC, and urge users to “stay away from sites that may charge beyond or below the stated fee or claim otherwise”.

Africa Check has investigated several fake recruitment adverts, which were created to steal people’s information and defraud unsuspecting individuals.

But has the NNPC, which employs more than 6,000 people and considers itself one of the best companies to work for in the country, announced that it is recruiting? We checked.

Scam post impersonating NNPC

Fake news, NNPC says

In a post on X titled “Fake News Alert” and dated 25 September 2023, the NNPC said it was not recruiting.

“Whenever recruitment is conducted, it will be announced on our website and official social media handles,” it said.

The posts on social media may lead to users being defrauded.

For tips on how to spot online scams offering jobs, grants, loans, and gifts, read our guide here.

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