MSME Survival Fund: FG warns Nigerians tp beware of fraudsters
Jan. 17, 2022
…To track, bring the fraudsters to justice.
The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians of the activities of fraudsters claiming to be disbursing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund of 80,000 naira.
In a statement on Monday by Mr. Tola Johnson, Coordinator, Project Delivery Office (PDO) of the Federal Government’s MSME Survival Fund Scheme the FG warned that the fraudsters try to steal from unsuspecting members of the public.
“The fraudsters scam the public under the guise of the MSME Survival Fund Scheme,” he said.
Johnson noted that tracks of the survival fund scheme have closed, but even the initial verification process did not require beneficiaries dropping their account details as being demanded by fraudsters in the ongoing scam.
“The public is thereby notified that requests circulated via social media and SMS for people to disclose their account details to benefit from the Survival Fund Scheme is a scam.
“Hence, members of the public should disregard such requests.
“The Scheme is also not disbursing the sum of N80,000 or any amount in grant or loan to individuals or businesses as advertised by the fraudsters.
Johnson also stated that the committee in charge of the survival fund headed by the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Maryam Katagum, has contacted law enforcement agencies to track and bring the fraudsters to justice.
Further developments in the implementation of the survival fund scheme he added, would be communicated to the public through formal channels established by the steering committee.