Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has asked members of the public to be careful about people pretending to be him on social media with the aim of committing fraud.
Governor Ambode revealed that the people impersonating him have opened a series of Facebook accounts bearing his name and have resorted to asking for CVs from his friends and acquaintances for appointments using the email address ([email protected]).
The governor debunked his impersonators in a statement released on Friday, July 3, 2014 by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna. He urged the public not to pay attention to such persons while adding that the “unscrupulous characters” were simply seeking to take advantage of his goodwill by deceiving and attempting to defraud members of the public especially his associates.
Part of the statement 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.”
In another development, the PUNCH reports that the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), have condemned and described as unnecessary the World Bank approved N39 billion loan for the Lagos State Government.
Debo Adeniran, the Executive Chairman of the CACOL made the position of the group known in a statement issued on Friday, July 3 expressing their disagreement with the approval of the loan and the reasons given for it.