Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has raised alarm over activities of fraudsters who defraud unsuspecting members of the public on fake digital platforms, purportedly belonging to him.
Obaseki explained that the criminals use all kinds of tactics, including posing as the Governor of Edo State or his agents, who can give jobs, contracts and other favours for a fee.
He advised his growing number of supporters on the various digital media channels to be circumspect and disregard the antics of the fraudsters.
“Our attention has been drawn to this extremely fraudulent act. 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 job seekers compete for the available job opportunities. Our contractors go through standard procurement process to secure jobs or contracts.”
For the avoidance of doubts, the correct digital and social media contacts of the governor are:
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.