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‘They’re using our name’ – TETFund raises alarm over activities of fraudsters

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Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro.

The Tertiary  Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has raised an alarm over the activities of fraudsters using its name in an attempt to defraud innocent Nigerians.

TETFund, in a statement on Tuesday, revealed the antics of   the fraudsters to include luring individuals through social media to websites where fake grants, scholarships, among others, are dished out.

The statement signed by the acting director , Public Affairs, Abdulmumin Oniyangi on behalf of the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, read as follows :

“The Management of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) wishes to draw the attention of its stakeholders and the public at large to the fraudulent activities of some faceless individuals operating under different guises in the name of the Fund to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

“The fraudulent methods currently being adopted by these   individuals include but are not limited to:
Fraudulent Claims of Payment of Grants to Nigerian Students. This is usually circulated on social media platforms with a link that directs victims to a fraudulent website.
Fraudulent Claims of Recruitment.

” Forgery of Special Intervention Approval Letters addressed to Heads of Beneficiary Institutions.

” While our mandate includes the rehabilitation, restoration and consolidation of tertiary education in Nigeria, we wish to state categorically that contrary to the claims of these fraudsters, it does not include provision of grants to Nigerian students.

“We also implore our Beneficiary Institutions to explore all channels of communication extended to them to verify any claim by individuals or groups under the guise of soliciting for projects on their behalf at TETFund.

” The Fund, therefore, disassociates itself from the activities of these individuals and groups and advise stakeholders, including students of tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria and indeed the public to be wary of the activities of these fraudsters who come under various guises in the name of TETFund to defraud Nigerians.

“For clarification on the activities of TETFund, kindly visit our website www.tetfund.gov.ng.”

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