Old naira: Aisha Buhari blames hacker for fake post

Oluwanifemi Ojo
Oluwanifemi Ojo
Nigeris's First Lady, Aisha Buhari

The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has blamed hackers for the fake post regarding the recirculation of the old naira notes which went viral in the early hours of Tuesday.

This declaimer was shared to the public in a facebook post Aisha made in the late hours of Tuesday.

The Facebook post reads “DISCLAIMER! DISCLAIMER!! It has come to my attention that a certain fake news was posted on my social media handle, Instagram which also directly connects to my Facebook page, earlier this morning. I have since directed that it should be deleted.”

The news which was confirmed fake by the Central Bank of Nigeria was posted on the Instagram page of the first lady.

AmBusiness reported that the post made on her Instagram account stated that her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the CBN to reissue and recirculate old “N200, N500 and N1000 notes.”

However, the CBN debunked this on its official Twitter page saying, “The attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been drawn to a FAKE PRESS RELEASE purported to have emanated from the Bank to the effect that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reissuance and release of old N500 and N1000 notes as legal tender in the country.

“The Bank is working with the law enforcement agencies to investigate, apprehend and prosecute the purveyors of this fake news.”

In her declaimer, Aisha stated, “This is without a doubt the criminal actions of the person(s) who were responsible for deleting quite a number of my posts since 2018 to late last year when I posted a video and picture of my hands with Henna design of ABAT insignia on the day I launched the APC Women Presidential Campaign Committee for Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Morin, Kwara State, my post on the event for the Traditional and Complementary Alternative Medicine (TCAM) conference and 17 other posts.

“This person is a hacker, criminally minded with the intention to continue attacking my reputation through my social media platforms.

” But I am assuring you that this is the first and last I am disclaiming fake news on my handle. It is the responsibility of the security agencies to find out who am I sharing my social media handles with, despite being verified accounts, and take all necessary actions.

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