By Patrick Aigbokhan
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has drawn the attention of the general public to fake letters of contract awards being circulated by unknown persons impersonating the commission.
The Commission said that its attention had been drawn to the circulation of letters of award of various contracts purportedly written by its Secretary.
NCC in a statement on Saturday in Lagos, described the letters of contracts as fake, noting that any person who deals with such peddlers of fake letters does so at his/her own risk.
The statement read, “The commission wishes to categorically state that these letters were not issued by the commission.
“When contracts are to be awarded by the commission, adverts are published in various newspapers, the Federal Tenders Journal and our websites.
“The procurement process adopted by the Commission is always transparent and can be duly verified.
“The general public and corporate organisations are advised not to transact business with the unscrupulous persons issuing these fake letters.’’
Members of the public were, however urged to ensure that thorough diligence was conducted in all cases to avoid falling victim to the peddlers of the fake letters of awards.
The commission said, “Offers of the fake letters of award should be reported to the commission or the law enforcement agencies.
“Any person who deals with such peddlers of fake letters does so at his/her own risk.”