‘Why Nasarawa dep gov suspended social media account’


Nasarawa state Deputy Governor, Hon. Silas Ali Agara, has decided to suspend his account on a social media platform, Facebook, so as to thwart activities of impostors using his accounts to defraud unsuspecting public.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Godspower Ede, media aide to the deputy governor.

The statement read in part: “The suspension of activity on the social media by the deputy governor was due to ‘strange’ unauthorised recent Facebook posts requesting financial inducement in lieu of job placement and other favors.

“These requests are the handiwork of mischief makers who are bent on tarnishing the good image of His Excellency for selfish gains. To this end, the deputy governor wishes to categorically denounce knowledge of any such request either on social media or any where whatsoever.

He, equally, advised the general public to disregard such further request from any impostor who hacked into his Facebook account for the purpose of defrauding family, friends and unsuspecting public.

He added that the deputy governor would want all those who are already engaged in any kind of transaction or correspondence with the impostors to immediately desist so as not to be deceived into making damaging financial miscalculation.

“His Excellency, however, sincerely regret any inconvenience caused to the victims of such circumstance and has pledged to suspend correspondence via the account till adequate measures are put in place to thwart such criminal activity in future”.