- The ministry of humanitarian affairs has alerted Nigerians about the activities of fraudsters trying to defraud Nigerians under the guise paying government grants
- The fraudsters who claimed to be from the ministry of humanitarian affairs named the scheme COVID-19 federal government grants
- The scammers said the federal government hasd ordered weekly payment of eight thousand five hundred naira weekly to all citizens above the age of 18 years
The federal ministry of humanitarian affairs has alerted Nigerians about the activities of fraudsters trying to defraud citizens under the guise paying government grants.
The fraudsters who claimed to be from the humanitarian affairs named the scheme COVID-19 federal government grants.
They said the federal government had ordered weekly payment of eight thousand five hundred naira weekly to all citizens above the age of 18 years.
Those behind the scheme then asked respondents to fill a form where they are asked to disclose some sensitive information.
However, the federal ministry of humanitarian affairs has distanced itself from the said scheme, describing it as a scam.
Meanwhile, billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija has pledged N1 billion for Nigeria's fight against coronavirus as cases of the deadly disease continue to rise.
Alakija made the donation through her oil company and commended the efforts made by the federal and state governments, private sectors and individuals towards the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.
Since coronavirus pandemic hit Nigeria, there have a lot of donations from Nigerian entrepreneurs to support the country in its fight against the pandemic.
In another report, following a lockdown on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), passengers travelling to the northeast and other regions of the country have been left stranded.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Sunday, March 29, ordered lockdown and restriction of movements in Abuja and other two states due to the growing cases of coronavirus pandemic.
The president gave the directive during a presidential broadcast on Sunday evening, Legit.ng recalls.
Daily Trust checks have now revealed that movement of passengers from the FCT to other places across the country have been hindered due to the directives.
Although some motor parks have not yet complied with the orders, passengers travelling to states that have imposed interstate movement have also reduced.
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