The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has alerted rural women not to pay for forms being distributed for inclusion in the women empowerment programme under the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.
Mrs Buhari decried reports of extortion of the women by some unscrupulous Nigerians who were collecting money for the forms.
A statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by her media aide, Adebisi Olumide-Ajayi, said the forms for the interest-free loan was free.
She expressed sadness that some unscrupulous individuals were using her name to collect monies ranging from N1, 500 to N5,000 from unsuspecting members of the public.
Mrs Buhari noted that those involved in the act were deliverately sabotaging efforts to allow rural women feel the change promised them by the Federal Government.
She, therefore, urged security agencies to track down the perpetrators, so as not to sabotage the programme.(NAN)