- EFCC, Port Harcourt Zone, has called on Nigerians to beware of fake NDDC contracts
- The anti-graft agency advised members of the public to verify contracts from the NDDC or any agency from them before embarking on such contracts
The zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Port Harcourt Zone, Nnaghe Itam, has cautioned members of the public to be wary of individuals announcing fictitious contract awards purportedly from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in order to defraud them.
He gave this warning on Tuesday, June 5, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, at an interactive meeting with the media, Premium Times reports.
According to him, the Port Harcourt office is receiving complaints from various individuals who were duped by fraudsters claiming spurious contract awards by the NDDC.
“Many of them are going around with fake contract award letters, seeking financiers and promising them juicy interests on their money. They are not real contractors but because the NDDC is here, they are using its name to commit financial and economic crimes.
“We want the public to steer clear of such fraudsters”, he said.
Itam stressed that genuine contract award by NDDC or any agency can be verified directly from them. Such verification, he said, would make it impossible for any scammer to defraud people of their hard-earned money.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, called on the banks to provide a list of unscrupulous customers ahead of the 2019 general elections.
A statement by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, quoted Magu as saying this in Lagos during an interactive session with the association of chief compliance officers of banks in Nigeria.
He charged banks’ compliance officers to always provide the commission with the necessary information to assist it in carrying out its responsibilities.
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