Dabiri-Erewa Disowns Fake Facebook Account, Makes Contacts Available

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The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has disowned some fake ‘Facebook’ accounts which have been opened again in her name.

A statement by the NIDCOM’s Head of Media and Public  Relations Unit,
Abdur-Rahman Balogun warned members of the public to be wary of such
accounts as Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has no Facebook accounts at all.

According to Balogun, “This disclaimer became imperative as a similar one issued on November 8, 2016, on the same subject matter still subsists while the hackers are back in their nefarious business.”

“It was also brought to our notice that the hackers over the years opened
22 different accounts of Facebook in Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s name with
the aim of using the various accounts to dupe unsuspecting and innocent
persons. For the avoidance of doubts, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has no single Facebook account.”

“Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa is always available and members of the public
can reach her on: admin@nidcom.gov.ng or +2348174383962 on issues
pertaining to her office. It must be noted that while Hon. Dabiri-Erewa has reported severally to Face book, fake accounts keep popping up in her name wondering why it should be so easy to clone peoples’ identity,” Balogun added.

The NIDCOM Head of Media however said the matter has been reported to the appropriate authorities.

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Taofeek Olayemi Lawal is a senior correspondent with 9News Nigeria. Reporter for Women Advancement For Economic & Leadership Empowerment Foundation in Africa (WAELE). He has over 10 years experience in journalism and served as Senior Correspondent for LEADERSHIP Newspaper Abuja as well as Champion Newspaper Limited, Lagos. Contact Taofeek Olayemi Lawal by email or phone call. Phone: +234 805 307 4114, 081 0464 0001 Email: sportsesho@yahoo.com

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