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HOAX: This website advertising job openings for the new NNPC Limited is a scam

A fake NNPC Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Form Registration Portal was launched a few days ago on the website https://www.njps.com.ng/nnpc-recruitment

The website provided information on how to obtain a form to register for employment with NNPC Ltd.

This comes just days after President Muhammadu Buhari announced the corporation as a commercial enterprise.

“NNPC Recruitment 2022 starting date has been announced. See recruitment form, application portal (www.careers.nnpcgroup.com), requirements and how to apply for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Recruitment 2022, and every detail about NNPC Recruitment Portal 2022 which you need to know,” reads a message on the website.

On Facebook, a link to the aforementioned website has been circulated, including in a group known as the Ijaw movement that has over 60,000 followers, as well as on other Facebook pages like’ Bom Briggs’ that created a group tagged “Recruitment on NNPC Empowerment Programme Organisation.” 

Fredlink Consults, a website that claims to publish job opportunities, also shared information about “the said” recruitment on its Facebook page and website.

All the so-called advertisements emanated from the first website as captured in this fact-check.

The claim that the new NNPC limited is recruiting and had created a recruitment portal is false

We were able to discover by using an Internet record listing that identifies who owns a domain and how to contact them, that the website that provided the listing https://www.njps.com.ng/nnpc-recruitment/ is not affiliated with the NNPC.

The website was founded in 2021 in Akwa Ibom state by Daniel Dan, who has no link with the NNPC Ltd, according to the registration documents.

According to our research also, Fredlink Consults was founded in Enugu on June 6, 2022 by Vistacool Technologies, and there was no information about a relationship or involvement with the NNPC.

The NNPC Limited website is nnpcgroup.com, and there are no job listings there.

It also debunked the purported recruitment on its Twitter handle, @nnpclimited and Facebook page.

NNPC Limited has refuted the claim in a statement that has been published in a variety of Nigerian media outlets.

This fact-check was written by Saadatu Albashir, Editing by Tina Oyinsan