The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has disclaimed the fake news on old higher Naira banknotes posted on her verified Instagram and Facebook handles on Tuesday, challenging security agents to unmask the hacker behind the fake news and punish the culprit.
The Wife of the President also noted that the author of the fake press statement credited to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the purported extension of the validity of old N500 and N1000 banknotes, was a criminally minded hacker with the intention to continue attacking her reputation through her social media platforms.
It could be recalled that the CBN had earlier debunked the fake news posted on the verified Instagram and Facebook handles of the First Lady of Nigeria.
The fake news posted on the two social media handles of the First Lady purportedly indicated that the old N200, N500 and N1000 banknotes have been allowed to be recirculated as legal tender till May 1, 2023 contrary to the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast that only the old N200 banknote is allowed as legal tender till April 10, 2023.
But, Mrs Buhari, who took to her Facebook page hours later on Tuesday, disclaimed the message, saying that she had directed the removal of the fake and distorted press statement.