Special Adviser to President Muhammad Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina has opened verbal warfare on an unnamed online newspaper which he said had concocted falsehood against him.
In a statement today, October 11, reacting to the publication “by a so-called journalist notorious for fake stories,” Adesina said that there was no truth in its claim that President Buhari was to have scrapped the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) on Friday, but was prevailed upon by him, as his spokesman.
“The tendentious publication claimed Adesina hinged his argument on the fact that “the administration should not surrender to Twitter warriors.”
Femi Adesina swore that while the FSARS saga lasted, he did not say a word on it, whether publicly or privately because it was not within his brief.
“It rested squarely with the Nigeria Police Force, which has its own spokesman.”
He said that for the said online publication to have cooked outright falsehood against him showed the riot that is going on in that space, in the name of journalism.
“The brain behind the blog had always twisted stories against me and his former employers would testify that I had officially reported him about twice, till I then declined to grant him interviews again.
“The publication should please be treated as what it is: lie from the pit of hell. A concoction, falsehood from a diseased mind, bent on causing disaffection against other people.”