A website NationalStartupInvestmentFund.com purporting to be an official portal for applicants seeking funding for their businesses from the government is fake.
The website claims to facilitate applications for the Start-up fund based on the new Startup Bill.
The website however is not backed by any Federal Government agency.
Thus the Nigerian Startup Act has issued a warning to Nigerians to avoid the website.
Here is press release from the Officials of the Secretariat handling the Startup Act
“The Nigeria Startup Act wishes to draw the attention of the Nigerian populace to the fraudulent message being spread on the internet by a malicious website.
The fraudulent website purporting to be startup funding is asking Nigerian citizens to apply for a national startup investment fund claimed to be backed by the Federal Ministry of Industry, trade, and investment.
This information is not listed on the Nigeria Startup Act official website which makes it malicious and should be disregarded by the public. Kindly refer to our official website and social media accounts for legitimate information about the progress of the Nigeria Startup Act.”
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.