Nigerian Government dissociates self from empowerment loan scheme

Elizabeth Christopher, Abuja

The Nigerian government says it has not requested application from members of the public for loan for entrepreneur.

A statement by Special Assistant Media to the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, Mr. Babajide Iletogun said that the Ministry does not have any such programme and is not in any way connected with the advert.

“Our attention has again been drawn to the unscrupulous attempt by certain individuals who are bent on defrauding the unsuspecting public by inviting application for loan for entrepreneur”.

The scheme is tagged “Federal Government 2017 Empowerment Loan for Entrepreneur (Nation Wide), prospective applicants are requested to pay certain amount of money to register.

The faceless group has one Jude Indiana with phone number 08039505131 serving as front with ministryoftradeandinvestment@gmail.com as their email address.

We want to restate that the Ministry does not have any such programme and is not in any way connected with the advert. All relevant information about the Ministry is available on the website www.fmiti.gov.ng

The general public is hereby advised to disregard the offer.

Meanwhile, security agencies have been alerted to track down the masterminds of the syndicate with a view a to bringing them to book.

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