President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Monday, dismissed as “fake”, the reports that he is planning to travel to the United Kingdom, UK, Saudi Arabia, and Austria.
Buhari who spoke through his Media Aide, Femi Adesina, in a statement, urged Nigerians to be careful about what they accept as credible information.
Adesina, who advised Nigerians to restrain themselves from sharing what they had not authenticated as genuine, stated that, that is how “the malevolent minds” can be beaten at their “pernicious games”.
He said that members of the First Family, Ministers, top government Officials, the Military, and other key institutions, are also objects of what he called an “orchestrated falsehood” coming from “enemies of national cohesion”.
“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 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”, the statement read.
Even though there is no evidence to confirm that President Buhari is travelling this time around, his frequent trips abroad have always been a subject of discussion by critics and concerned Nigerians.
The President has travelled to the UK, where he receives medical attention and spends his holiday, more than any other country in the world.
Analysts believe that the President should spend more time at home, to tackle internal challenges, instead of embarking on frequent foreign trips.