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Runsewe warns industry players of palliatives scammers

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President World Craft Council, Africa region and Director General National Council for Arts and Culture, otunba Segun Runsewe has advised industry players and institutional investors in Culture and tourism economy to beware of scammers and fraudsters masquerading as government licensed consultants and financial consurtuim to provide post covid palliatives and sundry investment titles for a fee.
The warning became necessary in view of the fact that some people are presenting articulated proposals and forged references claiming they have financial interventions to assist the unassuming individuals and state governments.
Otumba Runsewe have said that there have calls from stakeholders around the country drawing his attention to these individuals and their activities which if left unchecked, may ruin the efforts to build trust and confidence between registered operators and financial Institutionsn, federal and state governments.
He warned that hiding under government initiatives on palliatives and sundry commitments as an instrument to defraud operators will be robustly resisted.
Otumba Runsewe explained that ss chairman, implementation Committee on covid 19 palliatives he will l put up measures with security agencies to expose these individuals.
He enjoined all Practitioners and state governments to carry out necessary due diligence by reaching out to the federal government implementation Committee on Creative industry and relevant security agencies before taking steps on prospects for Cultural tourism financial aids or waivers.
He noted that though the industry was badly hit, and operators looking for quick fix solutions which was why the minister of Culture, Alhaji lai Mohammed inaugurated the post covid 19 intervention Committee to help find immediate and future remedies to the huge impact on the industry.