By Etuka Sunday
The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) yesterday alerted that the online publication by fraudsters calling on interested Nigerians to apply for scholarship award by uploading their information on their site.https://www.pdfscholarship.eu was fake.
PTDF said, the publication was only a ploy to mislead and extort vulnerable Nigerians through the cloning of PTDF application format.
The Head Press & External Relations, PTDF, Kalu Otisi in a statement said, “the deceptive publication titled “PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT FUND (PDF) SCHOLARSHIP 2019/2020 FOR UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE AWARDS IN NIGERIAN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, POLYTECHNICS AND UNIVERSITIES” is a ploy to mislead and extort vulnerable Nigerians through the cloning of PTDF application format.
“The general public especially those who might have interest in the PTDF Scholarship Scheme should not be misled by the publication and fall victim to the illicit intentions of the imposters.
“The process of the PTDF 2019/2020 Scholarship had long been concluded and PTDF will as always make known when the portal is open for the next scholarship application.
“All those interested in PTDF scholarship are strongly advised not to respond to this scholarship solicitation as the criminal intentions of the purveyors are manifested in the publication by attempting to confuse PTDF with PDF.
“PTDF operates an open-door policy and anyone seeking further clarification on any of our intervention programmes can visit our website at www.ptdf.gov.ng Facebook page www.facebook.com/ptdf1, and other social media platforms Twitter @ptdf_nigeria or visit the PTDF Corporate office at PTDF house, Plot 1058 memorial drive, central business district, Abuja,” the statement said.