The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is warning Nigerians to beware of scammers who are using its name and logo on dubious websites and social media platforms to defraud members of the public. According to NDDC’s director of Corporate Affairs, Bitoye Abosede, scammers are attempting to defraud people by advertising a “₦100,000 Household Grant to Support SMEs by Granting Financial Assistance to all Nigerian Citizens and Businesses.” However, NDDC has stated categorically that it is not involved in any such scheme.
The fraudulent Household Grant Application 2023, also tagged Niger Delta Development Commission Support Fund, is a scam, and the NDDC is urging people to be wary of this fraudulent activity by some dubious individuals who impersonate the NDDC. The perpetrators of this criminal act have set up a website, inviting interested individuals and businesses to apply through an Application Form Portal 20: https://bit.ly/nddc-sme-grant 2023https://bit.ly/nddc-sme-grant 2023.
NDDC has cautioned members of the public on several occasions that dubious persons are using its name and logo to defraud innocent people. It advises those who have genuine businesses with it to always confirm their information at the Commission’s official website: (www.nddc.gov.n) and other social media handles.
However, NDDC has issued a warning that anyone claiming to represent the NDDC or its management in fraudulent financial grants must be treated as a criminal and reported to security agencies for appropriate sanctions. Be aware of scammers who use the NDDC name and logo for fraudulent activity and always verify information before taking any action.