FG empowerment programme: Be wary of fraudsters, Akwashiki advises Nigerians

The senator, representing Nasarawa North Senatorial District, Sen. Godiya Akwashiki, has urged Nigerians to be wary of fraudsters.

Akwashiki, while addressing newsmen  Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa on Monday, alerted Nigerians that his name was being used to deceive people by directing them to call a particular number and claim funds.

The lawmaker, who is the Chairman, Senate on Employment, Labour and Productivity, said neither him nor his office had directed people to call anybody to claim funds under the Federal Government’ empowerment programme, saying it was the handiwork of fraudsters.

He said, “I want to call on the people of my senatorial district and Nigerians general to disregards any call, communication or transaction on the 2020 federal government’ empowerment programme my name.

people have been using facebook messenger to send a message, claiming that the 2020 federal government’ empowerment programme is ongoing and that they were empowering people with the sum of 500,000,” he said.

The lawmaker further stated that the message claimed that the purported sum was meant to support people’s businesses, further  education and improve agriculture and .

He added that the message directed any interested person to contact his Financial Assistant, one Hon Godwin Mr Larry on 08118183155 to claim own money.

“The message is not from me. So people of my senatorial district and Nigerians generally should disregard it please,” Akwashiki said, adding that those behind it were fraudsters.

He advised the people of his senatorial district to always verify information from authentic sources and from his office before subscribing to it order to avoid being defrauded.

He assured of sound and quality representation in order to provide the much-needed dividends of to his constituents. (NAN)