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The Department of petroleum Resources has denied the alleged appointment of Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide as a supervisor in the organisation.
The spokesperson for the agency, Paul Osu said in a statement on Tuesday that the appointment letter was not from the agency.
Mr Osu said the letter was the handiwork of mischief makers who his “behind the veil of social media to spread fake news and mislead the public”.
“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,” he added.
Recall that NewsWireNGR reported that an online news platform, Peoples Gazette published an alleged appointment letter of Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide into the Department of Petroleum Resources.
The appointment letter dated 19th January 2021 was signed by the Director of the DPR, Engineer Sarkin Auwalu. And it revealed that Mr Ahmad will be paid the sum of N437,000 as salary.
Peoples Gazette published the appointment letter after Ahmad had denied its initial report that he was appointed by the DPR.