First Lady Aisha Buhari is currently trending on social media, so much so for controversial reasons. Earlier on Tuesday, the president’s wife shared a statement allegedly issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) extending the validity of old N200, N500 and N1,000 notes to May 1, 2023.
Debunking the news, the CBN shared another release, labelling the one shared by Aisha Buhari as “fake news.”
The CBN said, “For the avoidance of doubt, and in line with Mr. President’s broadcast of February 16, 2023, the CBN has been directed to ONLY reissue and recirculate the old N200 banknotes and this is expected to circulate as legal tender for 60 days up to April 10, 2023.
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“Members of the public should therefore disregard any message and/or information not formally released by the Central Bank of Nigeria on this subject. Media practitioners are advised to PLEASE verify any information from the correct sources before publication.” As at the time of filing this report, the ‘fake’ release has been deleted from the first lady’s page.
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Meanwhile, the First Lady is being dragged by Twitter users as a result of her post. Below are some of the deriding comments:
@Aminaruk: “Aisha Buhari is part of APC frustrated cabals. They should eat their looted funds. Buhari loyalty is to Nigerians and not his wife.”
@Ozoadaz: “Aisha Buhari is spreading fake news against her husband Muhammad Buhari.
@ayemojubar: “Aisha Buhari has joined APC / Tinubu’s propaganda bandwagon against her husband. Amazing.”
@Letter_to_jack: “Aisha Buhari Dey post fake news?”
@HiikyaaTor: “After working both online, offline to convince Baba,they had to then use Aisha Buhari’s page to spread confusion & fake news!
Where is the CBN? Where is Buhari that a First Lady without office will dish out this information? Few days, Obi on board, this will be a thing of past.”
@Lil_BrownG: “Aisha Buhari is spreading fake news against her husband Muhammad Buhari. She has no regards for her husband and is working with a criminal Bola Ahmed Tinubu to frustrate his policies. The North will remember.”