Naira redesign: First Lady caught spreading fake news on social media


By Ismail Auwal

The First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, was caught spreading false information on social media to thousands of her followers.

The wife of the President posted the message on her verified socail media accounts claiming that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had instructed banks to reissue the old N200, N500, and N1000 banknotes in a doctored screenshot.

“Due to the current and unpleasant situation happening in Nigeria, In line with Mr. president. After having a closed meeting with him on the 20th of February, 2023, Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) has been directed to ONLY reissue and recirculate the old N200, N500 and N1000 banknotes and this is expected to circulate as legal tender for 70 days up to May 1, 2023. Members of the public should therefore continue to spend the old notes.”

The doctored screenshot also encourage media practitioners “spread out this helpful information to the public.”

However, the CBN flagged the screenshot as fake shortly after she posted it.

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