FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communication
Plot 1570, Ladoke Akintola Boulevard
Garki 2, Abuja
FCT 900001 Nigeria
27th Sept. 2017
It has come to the notice of the President,Muhammadu Buhari(GCFR),commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria,that some corrupt,unpatriotic and unscrupulous persons have been placing adverts on the internet claiming to be either the President of Nigeria,the Central bank governor or some other highly placed government officials,and that they have a mandate to release or transfer funds to foreign and local contractors,including beneficiaries of inherited funds registered with the Central bank of Nigeria.
For clarity,i wish to put on notice,the general public,especially foreign contractors,corporate organizations and inheritors of any kind of registered funds with the Central bank of Nigeria that these adverts are for the purpose of extorting monies from unsuspecting victims and are totally untrue and fraudulent.In particular,are the mass e-mails titled "FUND TRANSFER NOTIFICATION,APPROVAL FOR THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND, INSTRUCTION TO RELEASE YOUR FUND,MANDATE TO RELEASE FUND"and so many others which are being circulated till date.These are part of nefarious activities by fraudsters to defraud taxpayers,contractors and the general public.
Consequently, the general public,foreigners,corporate organizations and inheritors of any kind of registered funds with the Central bank are hereby informed that the president and commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,president Mohammadu Buhari(GCFR)has directed that anyone,private or corporate organizations that are being owned fund by any bank,Ministries,Agencies etc,should should call him directly for on the spot assessment and immediate release of funds.The Federal Government of Nigeria has not abdicated its payment responsibilities to anyone or any other agency or agencies of government outside the CAD-Consolidated Accounts Department,office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
Therefore,all payment expectant persons,private and corporate entities,local,international contractors and inheritors of funds registered with the Central bank(Nigeria)are hereby enjoined to call the president directly,or send email message to his private email account for a call or follow up.
Direct telephone number: 9065721297. Country code: 234
Alternatively,the general public,foreigners,corporate organizations and inheritors of any kind of registered funds with the Central bank are to contact directly,the Consolidated Accounts Department which is the only agency of government authprized to make any form of payment on behalf of the government and any of her agencies for on the spot confirmation of the existence of fund and immediate release.
Dr. Chris Ebbi
Consolidated Accounts Department
Office of the Accountant General of the Federation
Note that the Federal government of Nigeria will not be liable for any damage or loss incurred in the course of any of such fraudulent communication,contacts or transactions.
For further inquiries,contact Chief Roland Goni,Deputy Chief of Staff to the President,Chairman presidential Task Force on Money Laundering and illegal Movement of Foreign Currencies. Email: email@example.com
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communication