The Presidency is urging members of the public to ignore carriers of fake news whose aim is to mislead them and cause unnecessary anxiety.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu made this known while reacting to what he described as “utter falsehood and disgraceful lies” by a so-called digital newspaper which claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Sarki Abba tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to him, the “report is a sheer fabrication and brazen effort by the online news medium to mislead the public”.
He also added that all staff that works for and around the President undergo routine checks for the Coronavirus.
Garba warns Nigerians not to be manipulated by “any medium that thrives on yellow journalism and specializes in peddling fake news in the desperate quest for the market and donor money”.