Speaking through his spokesman, Reuben Abati, Jonathan described the reported oil business as a scam, warning Nigerians to be wary of it.
Addressing State House correspondents in Abuja last night, Abati said: “This is to draw attention to the reports in some sections of the media that a programme called Women in Oil that some guys are going about claiming that they have the president’s approval to sell forms to women, to buy shares and invest and then collect the profit of their investments in 2015.
“There are probably one thousand and one of such scams because that is precisely what it is. It is a scam and they may be lessons put there like this particular case, using the president’s name in vain, duping people and claiming that they have the president’s approval.
“The general public should be weary of such dubious proposal, invoking the name of the president in vain. The president has not asked anybody to go about selling forms and collecting money for people to make certain investments.”
“The presidency does not sell forms and does not ask people to come and invest in something and they should pay money into certain bank accounts,” Abati said.