The Presidency has cautioned Nigerians against the flood of fake news that have been flying around the country in various social and some conventional media.
The Presidency has therefore offered solutions on “how we can all collectively beat the malevolent minds at their pernicious games.”
In a statement today, February 17, titled: Beware of Merchants of the Fake News on the Prowl, special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that 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.”
Adesina said that 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.”