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  • Updated: February 25, 2024

Ogun debunks online cash palliative scam, cautions residents

Ogun debunks online cash palliative scam, cautions residents

Ogun State Government has alerted members of the public to a fraudulent message circulating on social media platforms, falsely claiming that Governor Dapo Abiodun is offering N10,000 cash palliative per person across all local governments of the state.

The scam message also provides a link, urging individuals to apply for the said cash palliative and also share the information for others to benefit.

While reacting, the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Governor, Kayode Akinmade, however on Sunday, in a statement, categorically disclaimed the message in its entirety informing the public that it is an obvious scam and urged the people of the state not to fall for it.

“The administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun is committed to genuine alleviation of the suffering of the citizens and residents of the state through initiatives such as the numerous empowerment programmes and policies it has rolled out since 2019 and the N5 billion intervention scheme it announced recently,” the statement said.

It added that the government had been providing financial support and other empowerments to enable traders, artisans, women, youths, and other beneficiaries to improve their enterprises and or establish themselves as self-reliant individuals.

“The Ogun State Government is not involved in any form of cash transfer programme through the link provided in the scam message as https://taskcashup.com/get/OGUN-st-relief-funds/Apply/ogun-reg-portal,” the statement specifically clarified, adding that the link is fraudulent and unauthorized by the government.

The government also warned that any attempt to access or provide personal information through this link poses a significant risk to individuals and explained that authentic information regarding government intervention programmes and initiatives is disseminated through official channels, including government websites, press releases, and official social media handles.

The statement went further to say that any information not originating from these official sources should be treated with suspicion and avoided.

The public has therefore been to exercise caution and refrain from sharing such fraudulent messages, adding that “the Ogun State Government under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun remained committed to its avowed mission of making life better for the good people of the state during this trying period and beyond, but this will be done in a manner that will not endanger the people.”

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