The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) warned the public against participating in a fake online publication calling applications for its scholarship scheme.
The fund in a statement by its spokesman, Kalu Otisi in Abuja on Tuesday said the online platform was misleading and a ploy to extort vulnerable Nigerians.
The statement read: “The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) wishes to alert the public about an online publication calling on interested Nigerians to apply for scholarship award by uploading their information on their site. https://www.pdfscholarship.eu
“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”.
It continued: “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”.