By Ikechukwu Eze.
The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation on Thursday issued a disclaimer against a purported youth empowerment recruitment programme being advertised in some media platforms.
The Management of the Foundation also warned the general public to be wary of scammers who are after their hard-earned money, adding that it had nothing to do with the advert requesting to pay some money for the purchase and processing of grant forms.
Below are details of the disclaimer issued on Thursday by the management of Goodluck Jonathan Foundation:
“Our attention has been drawn to periodic print, online publications and radio advertorials sponsored by mischief-makers and serial fraudsters suggesting that the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation is giving out grants for business ideas through its yet to be launched Youth Empowerment Programs. The most recent of such scams being sponsored radio adverts/jingles that was aired on Hit FM Calabar 95.9 FM in the morning of 9 January 2018 requesting individuals to pay the sum of N1,500.00 for purchase and processing of grant forms for a purported nonexistent Youth Empowerment Scheme.
“This scam is currently being investigated and the perpetrators would be brought to book. For the avoidance of doubt, the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation is currently not making out grants to individuals or organizations and neither has it mandated any individual, group, NGO, CSO or organization to conduct any affairs on its behalf. We are a responsible humanitarian organization which aims to alleviate poverty and enhance the lives of people, hence we cannot be extorting money from the same individuals we look to empower.
“The public is hereby advised and warned to kindly disregard any advert soliciting funds for registration or as processing fees for any empowerment program with the Gooodluck Jonathan Foundation as such has never, did not and will never emanate from us.
“All information regarding our programmes and proposed activities will always be communicated through the Foundation’s approved media channels, website (http://www.gejfoundation.org) and social mediapages.”