FG to prosecute those using President Buhari’s name to solicit favours

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The Federal Government has warned fraudsters using the name of President Muhammadu Buhari and those of his family members and senior government officials to solicit favours or contracts from Ministries and other government establishments to desist from the criminal act or face the wrath of the law.

Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who issued the warning said that the government is aware that some opportunists have been going from one government organisation 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 Minister in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, 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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