The Presidency, on Monday, described social media report that President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to the United Kingdom for 20 days, and from there proceed to Saudi Arabia, and then Austria as Fake News
According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, such report was nothing but falsehood from mischievous minds.
“Purveyors of fake and concocted Information are currently on overdrive, and Nigerians are urged to be careful what they consume as news, and also share with others, particularly from the social media.
“An unfounded information has been making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to the United Kingdom for 20 days, and from there proceed to Saudi Arabia, and then Austria. Fake. It is nothing but falsehood from mischievous minds,” Adesina said.
He added that members of the first family, ministers, top government officials, the military, and other key institutions, were equally objects of this orchestrated falsehood, coming from enemies of national cohesion.
Adesina urged Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accepted as credible information and restrained themselves from sharing what they had not authenticated as genuine.
“That is how we can all collectively beat the malevolent minds at their pernicious games,” he said.