President Muhammadu Buhari stated that, the first family, along with President Buhari, his ministers and service chiefs are currently facing a wave of derogatory attacks by those described as “purveyors of fake news”.
First family under derogatory attacks stated Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina mentioned a news item, in a statement issued, where it was proclaimed that a 20 day trip to the United Kingdom for President Buhari as an example of such forgery.
“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.Members of the First Family, Ministers, top government officials, the military, and other key institutions, are equally objects of this orchestrated falsehood, coming from enemies of national cohesion. We urge Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accept as credible information, and restrain themselves from sharing what they have not authenticated as genuine. That is how we can all collectively beat the malevolent minds at their pernicious games”, the statement said.
Cautioning Nigerian people to this new evolution and informing them to be careful of derogatory materials from unconfirmed sources, especially on social media. The statement acknowledged this to be the best way to counteract all waves of unconfirmed news stories.