The attention of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has been drawn to a false Facebook Account opened in the name of the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.
2. This Account being managed by one Okon Achibong Onu is targeted at innocent Nigerians directing them to pay the sum ofOne Hundred and Twenty Five thousand Naira only (125,000=) in FCMBAccount number 3432572018 and Access Bank account number 0019549329 respectively.
3. The Facebook Account further gave the names and phone numbers of what it calls contact persons namelyEvans Olisa 08069684063 and Anthony Harry 07031941188.
4. For the avoidance of doubt and in the interest of innocent and unsuspecting members of the public, it is hereby stated and affirmed that the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu,does not operate any Facebook Account as claimed by this fraudulent person and neither has he authorized any person whatsoever to operate and solicit money from innocent Nigerians for non-existent contracts..
5. This fraud is a demonstration of the low level of debauchery some desperate individuals have descended in the inordinate quest to perpetuate criminality and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
6. Members of the Public are hereby enjoined not to get-involved with this so called Okon Achibong Onu or any other persons as these persons are not known even remotely to the Onu’s family and therefore disclaims any relationship whatsoever with them as regards this Facebook Account.
Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. 22nd Sept. 2016.