Osun State Government on Sunday raised alarm that some criminals were asking citizens to submit their voter card or Bank Verification Number in exchange for relief items during the stay – at – home period .
A statement signed by the Secretary to Osun State Government , Prince Wole Oyebamiji , said those behind the move wanted to explore the ban on movement and gathering to prevent spread of coronavirus in the state to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens .
Describing the information as false, the government declared that it had not asked its citizens to submit their security details in exchange for money .
It asked the citizens to ignore the message.
The statement read , “ Attention has been drawn to the activities of criminally -minded people who are taking advantage of the COVID – 19 outbreak to ask unsuspecting citizens to submit their voter ’ s cards or BVN details in exchange for money or other social relief items during the stay – at – home order .
“ This information is false. The Osun State Government is not asking anyone for his / her personal security details in exchange for money .
Please ignore this messaging making the rounds and spread the word . ”
Meanwhile , Oluwo of Iwo , Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi , has warned Nigerians to exercise precautions in handling money to prevent the spread of coronavirus .
The royal father in a statement by Alli Ibraheem , his press secretary , said one of the prevalent means the deadly virus could be contracted was through money .
He implored Nigerians , especially traders to always use gloves while counting or exchanging naira notes .
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