Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, has called out an online publication he did not name for ascribing fake stories to him.
In a statement Sunday, Adesina said that the “online newspaper published by a so-called journalist notorious for fake stories has published that President Muhammadu Buhari was to have scrapped the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) on Friday, but was prevailed upon by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, not to do so”.
He explained that the “tendentious publication claimed Adesina hinged his argument on the fact that ‘the administration should not surrender to Twitter warriors’.”
He stated that while the FSARS saga lasted, he did not say a word on it, whether publicly or privately because It was not within his brief as “it rested squarely with the Nigeria Police Force, which has its own spokesman”.
He said that for the online publication to have cooked outright falsehood against him shows the riot that is going on in that space, in the name of journalism.
“The brain behind the blog had always twisted stories against me and his former employers would testify that I had officially reported him about twice, till I then declined to grant him interviews again.
“The publication should please be treated as what it is: lie from the pit of hell. A concoction, falsehood from a diseased mind, bent on causing disaffection against other people”.