The Presidency has reacted to a viral Facebook post purportedly by Zahra Buhari, the President’s daughter. A Faebook page with the name, Zahra Buhari recently featured a post with a picture of President Buhari walking on an airport runway in the snow.
The post, which has since gone viral, was published on April 17, and reads:
“Children of God, here is a 75 years old man walking in the snow without Cardigan just to rescue the battered economic status of Nigeria and some of you senseless people feel he travels too much as if he travels for partying or merry making?“God bless Nigeria“Please share…”
However, the Presidency has denied any connection with the post.The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, described the person(s) behind the page and post as “merchants of mischief.”
The statement reads:
“Merchants of mischief have taken their antics against the first family further by creating a fake Facebook account in the name of Zahra, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter.The fake account, conspicuously different from the authentic one, was used to post a message on April 17, 2018, at 9.07 a.m.
“A picture of President Buhari, with snowflakes all over him, and being welcomed to a foreign country was used, alongside this message:Children of God, here is a 75 years old man walking in the snow without cardigan just to rescue the battered economic status of Nigeria and some of you senseless people feel he travels too much, as if he travels for partying or merry making.
“God bless Nigeria. Please share…”The Presidency hereby repudiates the Facebook account, as it does not belong to Zahra. Members of the public are urged to be wary, and see through the intentions of those behind the fakery. They seek to attract odium to the first family, and also do not mean well for our country.”