- The Nigerian presidency has raised alarm over fake Facebook account in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter
- Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said that those behind the fake account sought to attract odium to the first family
- The presidential aide urged members of the public to be wary
The presidency on Friday, April 20, raised an alarm over a fake Facebook account in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra.
NAIJ.com gathered that the presidency in a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, stated that the fake account is conspicuously different from the authentic one.
Adesina further noted that the account did not belong to Zahra and urged members of the public to see through the intentions of those behind it.
Read the statement below:
"Merchants of mischief have taken their antics against the first family further by creating a fake Facebook account in the name of Zahra, President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter.
The fake account, conspicuously different from the authentic one, was used to post a message on April 17, 2018, at 9.07 a.m.
A picture of President Buhari, with snowflakes all over him, and being welcomed to a foreign country was used, alongside this message:
"Children of God, here is a 75 years old man walking in the snow without cardigan just to rescue the battered economic status of Nigeria and some of you senseless people feel he travels too much, as if he travels for partying or merry making.
"God bless Nigeria. Please share..."
The Presidency hereby repudiates the Facebook account, as it does not belong to Zahra. Members of the public are urged to be wary, and see through the intentions of those behind the fakery. They seek to attract odium to the first family, and also do not mean well for our country."
NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, attended the dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II for Heads of Government and Spouses at the Buckingham Palace London on Thursday, April 19.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales received Commonwealth Heads of Government and their spouses in the Blue Drawing Room, where the evening commenced with a drinks reception.
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