The Presidency has raised an alarm of President Buhari and his family being under fake news attack from people it described as “enemies of national cohesion”.
The disclosure was made in a statement released by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina, in which he debunked report of his principal travelling to the United Kingdom for 20 days before proceeding to Saudi Arabia and then Austria.
The presidency urged Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accept as credible information, and restrain themselves from sharing what they have not authenticated as genuine.
Read the statement below;
BEWARE, MERCHANTS OF FAKE NEWS ON THE PROWL – PRESIDENCY
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.