Buhari Plane Crash: Disregard report, it’s fake news – Femi Adesina
Buhari Plane Crash: The Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina has described as phony, reports that the airplane wherein President Muhammadu Buhari as of late ventured out to the United States created issue mid-air and that the president got away barely.
Adesina depicted the reports published on some internet based platforms to act as an illustration of fake news that has turned into a significant bad habit and danger to information spread in the country.
The Presidential Representative said it didn’t occur that he was on that flight. It took off from New York, went directly to Santa Maria in Portugal where they refueled. They took off again and flew directly to Nigeria.
Femi Adesina added that fake news is an issue not exclusively to Nigeria however to the entire world. Warning that the customary media ought to be cautious about false information that is being distributed around.
Furthermore, the presidential spokesman stated that although the digital media has been helpful, however should not be utilized to obliterate the country.
“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.” Adesina said.
The official representative, who said he has been a casualty of fake news on many events, talked in Abuja on Friday at the public show of a book, “101 fake news on EndSARS,” a publication of PRNigeria, authored by a columnist, Dahiru Lawal.