Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has denied his connection to a certain notice circulating on social media directing unsuspecting members of the public to a link.
In a release by the Cordinator, Atiku Media Office, Paul Ibe, stated categorically that any such link asking for the bio-data of Nigerians as beneficiaries of monetary handout is FAKE.
“This is obviously a SCAM, an attempt to fleece and defraud Nigerians by, perhaps, collecting their vital bio-data for a nefarious objective orchestrated by masterminds of the advertisement on social media.”
“Atiku Abubakar, his businesses or charity organization is not in the know of this purported plan and the accompanying advertorial.”
It added that the website address, https//www.atikufoundation.online, given by the scammers for individuals to apply, is unknown to the former Vice President.
The release said ss a patriotic and law abiding citizen, the Waziri Adamawa had pledged his modest public donation to the Federal Government through the Priam Group to support government’s effort in fighting the spread of Corona virus in Nigeria and in providing succour to the most vulnerable of people amid the ravaging pandemic.
It also call on relevant security agencies to endeavor to unmask these scammers and ensure that they are brought to book and their evil plots against Nigerians nipped in the bud.
“The official website of the former Vice President is www.atiku.org while his social media handles are as follows:”