The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari and his family have become preys of fake news purveyors.
This is coming after a news agency published a report that President Buhari will be embarking on a 20-day trip to United Kingdom where he will later proceed to Saudi Arabia and Austria.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President has told Nigerians to disregard such report, saying it lacked factual substance.
The presidential spokesman urged the public to be discriminatory in consuming news reported by news agency laying emphasis on social media
“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.