Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday raised an alarm about a fake facebook account created by unscrupulous elements in his name, which is being used to defraud people.
He stated this while addressing leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State at his Uburu country home who came to celebrate the New Year with him.
Onu, who stated that he doesn’t operate any facebook account, wondered why people are using his name on facebook with his pictures to do all manner of fraudulent activities.
”So many people called me on phone that they were the ones charting with me on face book and I stand here to say I don’t operate facebook account, I don’t.
”If anybody creates facebook account with my name and pictures and said he is charting with me, the person is a criminal. Ignore such person.
”Some persons have been using my name and pictures to do all manner of businesses. I want to warn them to desist from this”, he said.
He debunked reports in some quarters that he visited Governor Dave Umahi to mend fences with him.
While stating that he has no problem with the governor, the minister said he visited Umahi to console him on the demise of his mother, Mrs. Margret Umahi.
He said he usually visits anyone that loses his/her parent irrespective of political affiliation as he knows the pains of losing a parent which had happened to him when he lost his father and mother.
He wondered why the visit was misinterpreted by some people and a section of the media.
The APC national leader called on the people of the state to support President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as the state cannot afford to be in opposition.
He added that the state has tremendous potentials and must support the federal government to harness them.
Onu, a former governor of old Abia State noted that Buhari inherited bad economy from the past administration and has been working round the clock to fix it through diversification of the economy.
He restated his readiness to reposition the Ministry of Science and Technology to make it vibrant.
Earlier, the state Acting Chairman of the party, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu, told the minister that the APC leaders came to celebrate with him.
He said the party in the state is now united and poised to win future elections in the state.
Source: The Nation