Lai Mohammed disclosed that the questionable persons have been going around with notes from Buhari supposedly recommending them for contracts.
According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, some persons are using the name of the President and those of his family members to solicit contracts at government owned organizations.
Mohammed, in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, August 17, by his aide, Mr Segun Adeyemi, disclosed that the questionable characters have been going from one government organisation to another with notes purportedly recommending them for contracts and other patronage.
He said Buhari did not authorise any government official to write notes recommending anyone for contracts or any form of patronage.
He warned those involved in such fraudulent activities to stop immediately or face arrest and prosecution by security agents.
The minister also warned government officials who might be working in collusion with the con men to desist from the act or face dire disciplinary action.