Beware of dubious President Tinubu’s N50,000 grant scheme – NITDA warns Nigerians

Director-General/CEO of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

BY EMMANUEL KUJE, Abuja –

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned Nigerians to beware of a fake grant scheme being circulated on social media as ‘President Bola Tinubu’s N50,000 Cash Grant’ to Nigerians.

Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja

Umar, who cautioned Nigerians about the scheme, said that the website associated with the grant was a phishing website designed to mislead unsuspecting citizens.

According to her, NITDA-Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (NITDA-CERRT) hereby wish to advise the public to avoid clicking on unknown links.

“The website ‘https://thryt.com/50k-CashGrants, is a phishing website that tends to lure users into divulging their personal information, such as full names, phone number, home address, email address and bank account details, such as name of bank and account number.

“Avoid clicking on this website and other similar websites, which can lead to divulging personal information in order not to fall prey to cyber criminals.”

She explained that government would always communicate such information via the appropriate agency supervising such programmes, should there be any.

Umar advised the public to contact the agency’s CERRT on email via cerrt@nitda.gov. ng, phone number- +234 817 877 4580, web address- www.cerrt.ng

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