Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has alerted the public to be wary of some persons impersonating him on the social media, with the intention of defrauding unsuspecting citizens.
He stated that apart from opening series of accounts on Facebook in his name and using his photographs, the faceless person(s) also solicit for curriculum vitae from his friends and acquaintances for appointments using [email protected] email address.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, on Friday, the governor urged the public to disregard any entreaty from such persons, adding that the “unscrupulous characters” sought to take advantage of his goodwill by defrauding members of the public, particularly his associates.
The statement partly read, “The governor had been inundated with complaints from his associates alerting of the rapid proliferation of his identity in cyberspace under different platforms, especially the social media, with obvious intents to defraud Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has condemned the recent N39bn loan approval the Lagos State Government got from the World Bank, describing it as unnecessary.
This came on the heels of the recent release that the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank had approved $200m credit to the Ambode-led government to support a range of reforms relating to fiscal sustainability, budget planning, budget execution and the investment climate in the state.
As stated by the World Bank during the week, the facility was to help sustain the state’s recent economic growth and poverty reduction, while helping to continue to deliver social services to the expanding population.
However, the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran, in a statement issued on Friday, expressed his disagreement on the loan approval based on the reasons advanced by the development bank.