The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has issued a warning to the residents of the territory regarding a recent surge in scam activities targeting the top management of the administration. In an official statement released by the Director of Reform Coordination and Service Improvement, Jumai Ahmadu, residents are urged to be vigilant and cautious.
The statement reveals that these unscrupulous individuals have been creating fake social media accounts using the names of senior staff members of the FCTA. Their primary motive is to deceive unsuspecting members of the public by offering fictitious contract deals or false employment opportunities.
Within a span of 24 hours, two LinkedIn accounts were opened using the identities of prominent FCTA personnel, including the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Adesola Olusade, and the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Shehu Hadi Ahmed. However, it is important to note that neither Mr. Olusade nor Engr. Ahmed have official LinkedIn accounts.
The statement emphasizes that the general public should exercise caution and refrain from responding to calls for tenders or employment opportunities through social media platforms. The FCTA reiterates that it has well-established procurement and employment processes that are not advertised through social media channels.
Residents are advised to be aware that these fraudulent schemes are designed solely to defraud individuals. The FCTA has already reported these incidents, and security agencies are actively working to identify and apprehend the culprits. It is crucial not to fall victim to these scammers. Stay alert and heed this warning.