The Imo State Government on Tuesday rebuffed the rumours of the payment of N50,000 grant to all Imo youths. The government said the news which was fueled by a viral message was a scam.
Maazi reports that the message that had gone viral read thus:
“50,000 has been credited to all the youth by government empower,Call this number if you Didn’t receive the alert, 07046413249”
But rebuffing the message of the N50,000 grant to all Imo youths, the governor’s Special Assistant on New Media, Mrs. Nneamaka Okafor in a statement sent to the media, said:
“Our attention has been drawn to a news making the rounds that the state government has started crediting the sum of N50,000 to the accounts of all Imo youths as an empowerment program.
“The unfortunate scammer went on to drop a number to call for all those that are yet to receive their own imaginary alert from the state government.
“We therefore want to state categorically that the information is fake and should be disregarded. We therefore want to state that there has been no time the state government under Gov. Hope Uzodimma embarked upon sharing of money through any means as an empowerment program.
The state government loans and grants are not given through this means but through an administrative channel and currently none is going on.
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“It is imperative that we stress further that the state government will never ask for your account number for any payment purposes or do that by proxy or through any unauthorized person or group of persons.
“The government of Sen. Hope Uzodimma has been empowering Imo youths and will continue to do so and be rest assured that this government believes in tangible empowerment through skills acquisition and training that will make Imo youths financially independent rather than depend on government for cash.”