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Fact Check: Osinbajo not giving grant to Nigerians as campaign support

A website impersonating Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and promising grants in his name. The site asked users to share their information via WhatsApp to get the grant

A website impersonating Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and promising grants in his name.

The site asked users to share their information via WhatsApp to get the grant.

Clicking on the link to the website directs one to a page containing an image of Prof. Osinbajo and the phrase “33, 000 support funds” under an approval seal.

Below that is a message encouraging people to submit an application to receive the said. grants by filling out a provided form.

“Vice President PROFESSOR YEMI OSINBAJO on Monday 11th of April 2022. Offer a matching grant of 33,0000 to individuals to support youth and all Nigerians to solicit your support upon declaration of my interest to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

My idea for the introduction of Matching Grants to make Our Country become self-reliant” reads the message.

The questions on the application form seek personal information such as name, country of residence, and desired course of study.

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