The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has raised the alarm over the activities of fraudsters, who extort money from unsuspecting members of the public for favours on fake digital platforms, purportedly belonging to him.
Obaseki added that the promised favours by the criminals range from jobs, contracts, and advised his growing number of supporters on the various digital media channels to be circumspect and disregard the antics of the fraudsters.
“As a state government, we do not advertise jobs or contracts on my personal website, Facebook, Instagram pages or twitter handle. We have specialised ministries and agencies that handle such and related matters,” he said.
The governor stressed, “We do not collect money for jobs or contracts. Our employment process is transparent and our jobs are for the best brains and hands. Our contractors go through tough procurement process to secure jobs or contracts.”
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Obaseki acknowledged the support of “Edo people at home and those living in various countries of the world who wake up with us daily and hit the news sites to monitor what we are doing at home.” He assured that his administration is committed to transforming Edo into a modern state.
“We are humbled by our rising profile on the various digital media platforms and the kind comments of the growing number of followers. We appreciate your suggestions and constructive criticisms and are inspired by them to do more,” he added.
The governor said some persons suspected to be involved in this criminal act are already being investigated while the security agencies are on the trail of others.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.