Messages circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook in Nigeria claim the Bola Tinubu Support Organisation is giving out an N25,000 grant to all Nigerians.
Bola Tinubu is the national leader of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress and a former governor of Lagos state.
“TINUBU SUPPORT ORGANIZATION 2022,” the message reads. “Hurry Now and Check if You are Eligible to Receive N25,000( *Newly Increased* ) Support Fund As Part Of TINUBU Support Grant.”
It adds: “This Grant Is Available To All Nigerians.”
It then links to a webpage where people can supposedly apply.
But is the offer genuine? We checked.
‘Does not enjoy our authorisation’
There is no mention of the offer on the Bola Tinubu Support Organisation’s official website. And the link in the message is now broken.
Punch Newspaper spoke to Tosin Adeyanju, the support organisation’s spokesperson, who said in a statement that the offer was fake.
The statement is headed “TSG dissociates self from online platform promoting grant”.
“The portal is fake and certainly does not enjoy the authorisation of Tinubu,” Adeyanju said.
“We warn supporters of Alhaji Ahmed Tinubu and the general public not to patronise any portal called Tinubu Support Grant.”
Africa Check has debunked several scams that use the names of popular political figures in Nigeria.
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