APC-led Govt Giving N250,000 Grant to All Nigerians? Fact Emerges

APC-led Govt Giving N250,000 Grant to All Nigerians? Fact Emerges

  • Claims have appeared online saying the APC-led government is giving out N250,000 empowerment grants to all Nigerians
  • An image of Zainab Ahmed, the immediate past minister of finance, budget and national planning, was connected with some of the words in the claim
  • A fact-checking platform investigated the claim and shared its findings in a report published recently

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, Abuja - A Facebook page, Jobs and Travels, posted a link claiming the existence of an empowerment grant of N250,000 initiated for all Nigerians by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

The post, published on May 5, 2024, has garnered over 8,700 reactions, 2,000 comments, and 100+ shares as of Thursday, May 30, 2024.

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Bola Tinubu's government has not announced a N250,000 FG empowerment scheme
A post claiming the APC-led administration has announced an N250,000 empowerment scheme is concocted. Photo credits: Sean Gallup, Bloomberg
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Most commenters on the post indicated interest, prompting a fact-checking platform, Dubawa, to investigate the claim.

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Verification of purported APC-led govt's grant

The platform said it clicked on the link and found no content that showed registration or eligibility for a federal government grant.

Instead, the TGuideWeb website showed how Nigerians can obtain a visa sponsorship opportunity in the United States (USA).

The media platform submitted:

"The link attached to the post did not depict a state-owned initiative.
"In addition, spammers and scammers use the information on such websites to carry out mischievous deeds. Therefore, users should beware of the hoax website."

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FG announces new grants for Nigerian businesses

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) announced the launch of a conditional grant scheme to empower small businesses to be employers of labour.

SMEDAN in a statement said the grant scheme was launched during the inauguration of its headquarters in Abuja.

According to the agency, the scheme is an initiative designed to empower SMEs by providing grants with the condition that recipients employ at least one person.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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