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NNPC disowns fake Facebook account of GMD


nnpc-2THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed a Facebook account opened in the name of its new Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, aimed at soliciting contracts and other favours from unsuspecting members of the public.

A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Ohi Alegbe, in Abuja on Monday said though the account bears the name and picture of the NNPC boss, it does emanate from him. “The NNPC noted that the said Facebook account, which bears the photograph and name of the GMD is the creation of some nondescript Internet fraudsters bent on exploiting the personae and the office of the new GMD to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.”

According to the NNPC, the scammers have been using the fake Facebook page to send all manners of scam letters and phantom contract deals cum cash solicitations to some highly placed contacts within and outside the oil and gas industry. “While we explore all options to arrest this menace, we wish to advise members of the public to disregard any such Facebook page purportedly belonging to the GMD of NNPC as he does not operate any Facebook account.”

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