Amnesty office denies awarding fresh scholarships, warns public against fraud

Abuja—The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has distanced itself from a “fraudulent message” being circulated online, notifying persons of a scholarship award and inviting unsuspecting individuals to attend a fake verification exercise.

No such message was sent to persons, says Freston Akpor, spokesman to the PAP’s Interim Administrator, Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd) via a statement on Thursday.

PAP advised all stakeholders and members of the public to disregard any such message.

The statement further reads: “The PAP has established channels via which it puts out information and urges all stakeholders and the general public to be wary of fraudulent messages such as this.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the PAP is yet to resume award of fresh scholarships.

“Nonetheless, the public will be duly notified through the appropriate relevant channels when the scholarship award programme recommences.”

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