How scammers use my office to defraud Nigerians —Boss Mustapha
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said that job scammers are directing unsuspecting Nigerians seeking government appointments to submit their curriculum vitae to a non-existing desk in his office, while also charging a fee for the fraudulent activity.
A statement signed by the Director of Information at Mustapha’s office, Willie Bassey, noted on Thursday.
The SGF also noted that he was aware of forged introductory letters purportedly issued from his office to secure favours from individuals and corporate entities.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has been drawn to unrelenting activities of faceless persons using the social media and other platforms to lure unsuspecting members of the public to submit their curriculum vitae at a fee, to a non-existing desk at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, for Federal Government appointments.
“The Office is similarly aware of inaccurate information being peddled around regarding constituency projects being executed under its supervision.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation neither executes nor supervises constituency projects.
“Also, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has become aware of numerous forged introductory letters purportedly issued from his office, seeking diverse favours from individuals and corporate entities for personal gains.”
The statement further warned the public not to engage the services of such individuals; while adding that efforts were on to apprehend those behind the trend.
It also directed the public to contact the SGF office through the appropriate channel.
“The general public is by this notice advised to beware of the
clandestine activities of these dubious and fraudulent persons and
their cohorts going about to fleece unsuspecting members of the public.
“Assuredly, the government has evolved measures to track these
unpatriotic and faceless persons and will bring to justice anyone
found engaging in these unwholesome activities,” the statement added.