The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised alarm over a group of individuals parading themselves as members of a committee on gas and power for the corporation.
Against the claim by the unidentified people, the corporation advised individuals and corporate bodies, locally and internationally, to be wary of unscrupulous elements parading themselves as officials of the corporation.
Through statement release by Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja on Saturday, the corporation stated that the warning came in the wake of claim by a group of dubious individuals to be representing a gas and power Committee for the corporation, hosting a chief executive of a United Kingdom based company in a purported office of NNPC in Abuja recently.
It disclosed that a member of said group had claimed identity of NNPC Chief Operation Officer (COO), Gas and Power, Yusuf Usman, all in an attempt to swindle the unsuspecting company based in Salehurst, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, UK.
It said; “te UK entity was saved from an ordeal when it reached out to the corporation’s London Office to authenticate the swindlers’ identity, following the difficulties the company had experienced in reconnecting with the conmen on telephone.
“One of the miscreants had given the unsuspecting UK company a fake call card of NNPC COO, Gas and Power, Usman.
We advised individuals and corporate bodies, in their own interest, to verify the identity of any officials of NNPC from relevant units of the corporation before making commitments to avoid falling into the trap of swindlers” it added.