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FG warns against fake palliative websites

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The federal government has issued a warning about the proliferation of fake online platforms claiming to be associated with the Presidential Palliative Programmes.

The Minister of Trade, Industry, and Investment, Doris Uzoka-Anite, raised the alarm in a notice through her official X handle, urging Nigerians to be cautious of unauthorized platforms.

Uzoka-Anite stated, “It has come to my notice that unauthorized platforms falsely claim association with the Presidential Palliative Programmes. I, Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, urgently advise Nigerians to utilize only the official portal, http://fedgrantandloan.gov.ng, for authentic updates and applications.”

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She emphasized the importance of protecting personal information and advised against using unauthorized channels for palliative-related information.

The Minister clarified that the verified website is the only legitimate source for accurate details regarding the government’s palliative initiatives.

Furthermore, Uzoka-Anite warned against paying anyone for processing applications, emphasizing that the services provided through the official portal are free.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had previously revealed plans to disburse N50,000 to nano businesses in all 774 local government areas as part of efforts to support small businesses impacted by the subsidy.

The program consists of the Presidential Conditional Grant Programme and the Presidential Palliative Loan Programme, targeting manufacturers, SMEs, MSMEs, and various businesses.

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