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 favour.
The government also warned the fraudsters to stop using the President’s name for soliciting favour from government establishments or face the wrath of the law.
The warning is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi.
The minister said the government was aware that some opportunists had been going from one government organisation to another with notes purportedly recommending them for contracts and other patronage.
He said the the opportunists were using the names of the President, his family members and senior government officials to intimidate those
The minister said the president didn’t authorise any government official to write notes recommending anyone for contracts or any form
He warned those involved in such fraudulent activities to stop immediately or face arrest and prosecution by security agents.
The minister also warned government officials who might be working in collusion with the con men to desist from the act or face dire disciplinary action and prosecution for fraud.