The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to the United Kingdom for 20 days, and from there proceed to Saudi Arabia.
In a statement issued on Monday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the presidency described the news as fake.
Adesina added that the president, his family, ministers and the service chiefs are now targets of a new drive by those described as ‘purveyors of fake news’.
He alerted the general public to the new development and warned them to be ‘discriminatory’ in consuming unverified stories, especially from social media.
The statement read: “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.”
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