Aisha Buhari Under Attack Over Fake CBN Release Post
Some Nigerians have slammed the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, over a purported Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) press release shared on her Instagram page.
In the release shared on her page on Tuesday, it was alleged that the old N500 and N1000 notes should remain legal tender for the next 70 days, till May 1, 2023.
As of the time of filing this report, the fake release was still on the Instagram page of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, in a statement shared via its verified Twitter handle, the CBN debunked the purported press release and described it as fake news.
The statement reads, “For the avoidance of doubt, and in line with Mr. President’s broadcast of February 16, 2023, the CBN has been directed to ONLY reissue and recirculate the old N200 banknotes and this is expected to circulate as legal tender for 60 days up to April 10, 2023.
“Members of the public should therefore disregard any message and/or information not formally released by the Central Bank of Nigeria on this subject. Media practitioners are advised to PLEASE verify any information from the correct sources before publication.”
Following the development, some netizens took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to berate the first lady for sharing fake news.
See some of the reactions below.
This is a true definition of APC fighting APC in thesame APC government. I mean what sorts of propaganda is this? What’s happening in Aso Rock? Now I’m beginning to understand what Naja'atu said about Aisha Buhari, She is also part of the Cabal. pic.twitter.com/wcflljGXlA
— OyinD//SouthWest Citizens for PeterObi💡 (@Oyinkitana) February 21, 2023
Aisha Buhari dey spread fake news https://t.co/X6z234H2g8
— Poison 🪄 (@dcodedboii) February 21, 2023
Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari is effectively spreading fake news about her husband, President Buhari on instagram and Facebook. It’s really end times oo pic.twitter.com/Jq9IJYadVc
— Maryam Rabiu (@__Meeram) February 21, 2023
Nigeria is a circus.
The CBN coming out to debunk that statement posted by Aisha Buhari is the funniest thing I have ever seen in the political space. They are determined to see this out to the end. Not even a First Lady can stop them. CBN media strategist, keep it up.😂
— Sir David Onyemaizu🦍 (@SirDavidBent) February 21, 2023
Does the First Lady have immunity from prosecution?
This is treason and forgery and she must have a day in court
Aisha Buhari must face justice pic.twitter.com/0izYTxgdPH
— Amina De-vawulence (@Aminaruk) February 21, 2023
I jus dey laugh. Aisha Buhari dey share fake news. CBN dey debunk am. Aisha dey work for Tinubu, Buhari dey work against am. Interesting time to be a Nigerian 😂
LP – 134,874 #TinubuInLagos Daddy GO Arise TV On a Monday Dino Corn Wizkid Osinbajo Tonye Cole Sega INEC Sagamu Paul pic.twitter.com/kMFYNROdKJ
— OLAdeyforyou 🎯💻🖱️🖥️🥇🎗️ (@trendwithola) February 21, 2023
One unrecognized journalist in Nigeria is Aisha Buhari, the wife of our president. I picked this from her Instagram page this morning. This woman😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qI3noCy8ki
— Dele Olawanle (@dolawanle) February 21, 2023
Aisha Buhari has joined APC / Tinubu's propaganda bandwagon against her husband.
— Ayemojubar Ω (@ayemojubar) February 21, 2023
After working both online, offline to convince Baba,they had to then use Aisha Buhari’s page to spread confusion & fake news!
Where is the CBN? Where is Buhari that a First Lady without office will dish out this information?
Few days, Obi on board, this will be a thing of past. pic.twitter.com/h3UISwBiuI
— H I I K Y A A T O R (@HiikyaaTor) February 21, 2023
Aisha Buhari is spreading fake news against her husband Muhammad Buhari. 😂 pic.twitter.com/xy7HsaKvxY
— Nwa❤️ (@Ozoadaz) February 21, 2023
Aisha Buhari Dey post fake news?
— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) February 21, 2023
Aisha Buhari just posted this on her Instagram handle yet it is not posted on any CBN handle. What is really happening in Nigeria? pic.twitter.com/YEs9yThgvi
— Doctör Penking™ 🇦🇺🇳🇬 (MBBS, MPH) (@drpenking) February 21, 2023