Nigerians have been cautioned against falling for phony child support and humanitarian initiatives by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu.\
The minister claimed in a statement released on Sunday by her media assistant, Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, that she has been made aware of a fraudulent child support program known as the “Federal Government’s ₦50,000 Child Support Fund for all Nigerian parents.”
She emphasized that there is no such strategy.
Edu clarified that it was not from the Ministry, pointing out that all of the Ministry’s social assistance programs are publicly available and thoroughly documented.
“The so-called ‘Child Support Scheme’ is fake and is not and can never be any of the Ministry’s schemes,” the statement read.
“The general public is hereby alerted that the fake scheme advertisement and the link are the work of undesirable elements whose sole goal is to mislead and defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.”
According to the statement, security personnel have moved quickly to expose the disloyal elements behind the planned swindle.
“It is advised that Nigerians disregard the link in order to prevent being duped out of their hard-earned money.”