The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has dissociated herself from the recent Instagram and Facebook posts claiming that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had directed Deposit Money Banks to retrieve the old N500 and 1000 notes from circulation.
On Tuesday, a statement, which was said to have been signed by Osita Nwanisobi, Central Bank of Nigeria spokesperson, began to circulate on social media.
The statement claimed that the apex bank has been directed to recirculate the old naira notes, adding that they would remain legal tender till May. The now deleted statement was also shared by Aisha on her official Facebook and Instagram page.
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Aisha has denied authoring such a post and has attributed it to cyber-criminals who may have hacked into her social media account. In a disclaimer on her Facebook page, Aisha said the statement was posted by a hacker with the intention to “attack her reputation”.
“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 post reads.
“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
“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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