NNPC’s verified Twitter account hacked, recovered

Sam Adeniyi
Sam Adeniyi
Mele Kyari - Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC)

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, which alarmed the general public that its official Twitter account was hacked and used to send inappropriate messages on June 8, 2022, has now been recovered.

NNPC’s notice was contained in a public notice signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Graba Deen Muhammad, on Wednesday, and uploaded on their recovered Twitter account.

Muhammad, who reassured the general public that it remains committed to always doing business most ethically, noted that the breach had been successfully addressed and its Twitter handle successfully recovered.

The statement from NNPC reads, ‘’The general public is hereby informed that the NNPC Limited’s Twitter handle, @NNPCgroup was compromised and used to send an inappropriate message on June 8 2022 at 6.35pm. The breach has been successfully addressed, and Twitter handle successfully recovered.

‘’NNPC wishes to reassure the general public that it remains committed to doing business in the most ethical manner at all times.’’

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