The Lagos State Government has said that some unscrupulous persons are using the photographs of Governor Babatunde Fashola, SAN, and ascribing fictitious statements to him on fake Facebook accounts aimed at defrauding innocent citizens.
A statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, said the conmen are on Gov. Fashola’s fake Facebook account, urging citizens to apply for some existing government facilities or utilities meant to benefit the public but to which some agencies of government have been given the responsibility to manage.
The Government warned that such information must be emanating from people out to defraud members of the public adding that government businesses such as Home ownership by mortgage and pilgrimage are purely conducted on the authentic websites and other social media outlets managed by agencies of the State Government with assigned responsibilities in different areas.
The statement said one of such information titled, “Disbursement of Subsidy Dividend (SURE-P)” purported to have been issued by the Governor is informing “Citizens that Subsidy proceed is available for Agro and commercial business”, and asking them to “Apply for soft loan with no collateral, zero percent interest rate and flexible terms”.
While advising citizens to always clarify with the appropriate agencies of Government before embarking on any dealings with people purportedly working for the State Government, the Government warned those involved in the nefarious act to desist or be ready to face the wrath of the law when it catches up with them.