Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina has described as fake, news that the aircraft in which President Muhammadu Buhari recently travelled to the United States developed fault mid-air.
Adesina, who said he has been a victim of fake news on many occasions, spoke in Abuja on Friday at the public presentation of a book, “101 fake news on EndSARS,” a publication of PRNigeria, authored by a journalist, Dahiru Lawal.
“It didn’t happen. I was on that flight. We took off from New York, went straight to Santa Maria in Portugal where we refuelled. We took off again and flew straight to Nigeria.
“Where is the mishap? It is a lie it never happened. Do you know the number of people that have been misled by this fake news?
“Fake news is a problem not only to Nigeria but to the whole world. The traditional media should be careful of fake news because we must first have a country before digital media can be useful to us.
“We must not allow digital media to be used to destroy our country. Digital media is good but there is evil embedded in it.”.