The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has urged members of the public to beware of people who are currently using the name and office of its Group Managing Director, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, for fraudulent purposes in the international oil market.
The corporation explained in a statement on Thursday that it had been notified of the activities of the fraudulent persons going about engaging unsuspecting members of the public, “particularly stakeholders in the global oil and gas industry, promising them appointments with the GMD or facilitating procurement contracts and other business deals with the corporation.
“The management of NNPC wishes to state categorically and unequivocally that neither the Group Managing Director nor its management has mandated any individual or group of individuals to represent the GMD or any of the corporation’s interests in any transactions outside the official process.
“The general public and stakeholders are hereby advised to ignore anyone or group of persons purporting to represent the NNPC or its Group Managing Director in any capacity to facilitate appointments or contracts of any kind.”
The NNPC said it remained transparent and would follow due process and required no intermediaries to procure contracts or engage in any business with it.