02 September 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has warned the public against an existing fake Facebook account being flaunted as belonging to the Director of Petroleum Resources, Mordecai Danteni Ladan, describing it as exploitative.
A release by the department on Saturday said the Facebook account does not belong to Mr. Ladan.
It then called on the public to be watchful so as not to fall victim with the perpetrators of the purported account.
“The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) wishes to draw the attention of the public to the existence of a Facebook account purportedly belonging to the Director of Petroleum Resources Mr. Mordecai Danteni Ladan. The DPR is by this disclaimer notice informing the public that the Facebook account does not belong to or have any link with Mr. Mordecai Danteni Ladan in his personal or official capacity”.
“This implies that the purported Facebook account is the handiwork of unscrupulous persons who intend to dupe unsuspecting members of the public with the platform. To this end, members of the public are hereby advised to ignore this fake account as any person dealing with it is doing so at his or her own risk”, the statement read.