By Jennifer Y Omiloli
The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has alerted members of the public to a fake Facebook account opened in his name and warned people against falling prey to the antics of scammers.
In a statement by Hakeen Bello, his special adviser on communications, Fashola said that the fake account, which had his name and picture, was opened by dupes and scammers.
The statement was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday, September 1, in Abuja.
“The minister has, on several occasions in the past, disclaimed such fake accounts,” the statement said, and reiterated that Fashola’s verified Facebook account remained @BABATUNDEFASHOLA.
“Part of the publication written in very poor English by the scammers read: All the Nigeria Citozings of All the and local government in Nigeria are beneficiary of the federal government money empowerment to empower the youth to pay there school.
“Adult to do business Etc. Contact Number 08035339533). Good news…to all Nigeria youth and adult… federal government is giving Out N700,000 free cash transfer to all to empower the youth further their educations, open good business and learn good works.
“Call Adebayo Kola, the federal government cashier on 09035339533. All the Nigerian citizens of all the states and local governments …” Bello said.