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DPR Disowns Bashir Ahmad’s Appointment Letter Circulating Online

DPR Disowns Bashir Ahmad's Appointment Letter Circulating Online

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has distanced itself from a fake letter of appointment circulating on social media purportedly issued to Bashir Ahmad, the new media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News reports that a purported letter of appointment issued to Ahmad surface online on Tuesday amidst rumours that the presidential aide has been appointed to head a unit in DPR.

But in a statement on Tuesday, signed by Head of the agency’s Public Affairs, Paul Osu, the DPR said its attention has been drawn to a fake letter of appointment purportedly issued to Ahmad.

Osu described the letter as fake, adding that the presidential aide has not been appointed to head any unit in the agency.

He noted that the letter is the handiwork of some mischief makers hiding behind the veil of social media to spread fake news and mislead the public.

Osu, however, asked members of the public to disregard the purported letter in its entirety as it is not from DPR.

The DP spokesman reiterates that employment into the Department is carried out in accordance with extant rules guiding such exercises in the Nigerian Public Service in line with due process.

The statement titled: “DPR DISOWNS FAKE LETTER OF APPOINTMENT CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA” read:

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) attention has been drawn to a fake letter of appointment circulating on social media purportedly issued to one Bashir Ahmad.

“This is the handiwork of some mischief makers hiding behind the veil of social media to spread fake news and mislead the public.

“We hereby advise members of the public to disregard the purported letter in its entirety as it is not from DPR.

“We wish to reiterate that employment into the Department is carried out in accordance with extant rules guiding such exercises in the Nigerian Public Service in line with due process.”

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