The federal government has warned Nigerians to be wary of fraudulent messages that it was paying N80,000 to beneficiaries of the Survival Fund Scheme.
The Project Delivery Office (PDO) of the scheme issued a statement on Saturday saying that news of such payment was the handiwork of fraudsters seeking to scam unsuspecting members of the public.
“The notice is fraudulent and should be disregarded by all and sundry. This message is not from the project delivery office of the scheme.
“The procedure for the implementation of all tracks of the Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme does not require a public display of account details to individuals or groups.
“It is also pertinent to note that under no track of the scheme are beneficiaries given the sum of N80,000, either in installments or in whole.
“The amount given to beneficiaries remain N30,000 and N50,000 for Payroll Support; N30,000 for Artisans and Transport Grants; N50,000 for the General MSMEs Grant; and N100,000 per MSME for the Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme.
“The steering committee wishes to state that the purported scheme is not known to the government, hence the general public is enjoined to disregard any message(s) from any individual or group requesting them to submit account details,” the statement said.
The statement noted that the steering committee had established lines of communication with beneficiaries, including prospective ones, and will deploy the same in providing updates to all stakeholders.