Presidency denies Buhari is travelling to UK, Australia
The Presidency has described as false the reports that President Mohammadu is billed to travel to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Australia.
According to the Presidency, the report is mischief concocted by the nation’s enemies using social media to ridicule the President and his lieutenants.
Specifically, online reports have it that President Buhari will depart Abuja Wednesday on a 20-day vacation trip to UK.
The reports said the President is expected to leave Nigeria on Wednesday and will depart the UK after the 20-day vacation for Riyadh the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It further said President Buhari will on 2nd March depart Saudi Arabia to Austria for a World Economic Summit, adding that the President is expected back in Nigeria on 04th April 2020.”
But, reacting via a statement on Monday, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the reports were an orchestration by enemies to ridicule the president and other key institutions in the country.
His words: “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.”