Attention of the FCT Administration has been drawn to the activities of suspected fraudsters who operate fake Facebook accounts in the name of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
It, therefore, becomes imperative to call on members of the public to beware of the activities of these fraudsters who operate the fake Facebook accounts with the Minister’s photograph to promote non-existing land offers, contracts, employment opportunities among others, and request innocent members of the public to pay certain amounts of money for these services.
The general public should be aware that the FCT Minister has one Facebook account mainly for information dissemination about this Administration’s strides for the purpose of educating the public only.
The FCT Administration conducts the businesses of governance through the recognized official channels in its Mandate Secretariats, Departments and Agencies using due process and transparency, and not through any social media platforms.
The Minister will not either by himself, through personal aides, other individuals or organizations solicit for money or ask members of the public to patronize any regulated activity of the FCT Administration through his Facebook page or any other social media platform.
The Administration thus, wishes to advise all those engaging in such unscrupulous acts to desist forthwith as security agencies have been directed to closely monitor their activities and deal with them in accordance with the provisions of the law.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Monday, December 19, 2016.