Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stop using President Buhari's name to seek favour - FG warns

The Federal Government has sounded a note of warning to fraudsters allegedly using the name of President Muhammadu Buhari and those of his family members and senior government officials to seek favours or contracts from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), reports ITRealms.

Some MDAs and other government establishments, ITRealms gathered have been overwhelmed by such a request which FG described as criminal act and culprits may face the wrath of the law.

Speaking in Abuja, the nation’s capital, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the government is aware that some opportunists have been going from one government organization to another with notes purportedly recommending them for contracts and other patronage, using the names of the President, his family members and senior government officials to intimidate those organisations.

The Special Assistant (SA) to Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi in a press statement made available to ITRealms on Wednesday, that the Minister said the “President didn't authorize any government official to write notes recommending anyone for contracts or any form of patronage, and warned those involved in such fraudulent activities to stop immediately or face possible arrest and prosecution by security agents.

He also warned government officials who may be working in collusion with these con men to desist from the act or face dire disciplinary action and prosecution for fraud.

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