It was fraudulently stated in the debunked phony announcement that the CBN had given the old N200, N500, and N1000 notes an additional 70 days of legal protection.
Aisha Buhari, the first lady of Nigeria, has accused hackers of being responsible for a bogus Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) statement that was posted on her Instagram profile on Tuesday morning.
According to Fitchrome, Mrs. Buhari erased the false post quickly after the CBN called it out as phony on Tuesday.
The post, which also appeared on Mrs. Buhari’s verified Facebook profile, is now being denied. Within an hour of being posted, the post had more than 1,000 comments and more than 2,000 likes on Facebook.
It has come to my attention that earlier this morning, a specific false report was placed on my Instagram account, which also has a direct link to my Facebook profile. Hours later, she sent an email directing that it be deleted.
This is without a doubt the criminal behavior of the individual(s) who deleted a good number of my posts from 2018 to late last year when I posted a video and a picture of my hands covered in the ABAT insignia on the day I launched the APC Women Presidential Campaign Committee for Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Ilorin, Kwara State, my post about the Traditional and Complementary Alternative Medicine (TCAM) conference, as well as 17 other posts.
“This person is a hacker who is motivated by criminal intent with the goal of continuing to damage my reputation through my social media platforms. Nonetheless, I can guarantee that this is the first and final time I would denounce phony news on my account. Despite being verified accounts, it is the security agencies’ job to determine who I am sharing my social media handles with and take any necessary action.
Since allegedly ordering the detention of a Nigerian student at the Presidential House last year, the first lady of Nigeria has been absent from the public eye.
The first lady has utilized social media throughout this election season to express messages and rally support, primarily for Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC). The first lady wants Mr. Tinubu to succeed her husband, who is leaving office in May.
Mrs. Buhari is reportedly opposed to the new naira redesign strategy, which has caused suffering for weeks to millions of Nigerians.
On February 1, the first lady posted an excerpt from an interview Governor Nasir El-Rufai gave to the press in which he claimed that the contentious policy was the result of members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabal plotting to undermine the ruling party in the 2019 elections.
Mrs. Buhari’s well-known accusation that members of the president’s cabal had taken over the administration during her husband’s first term in power was mirrored by Mr. El-assertion. Rufai’s
The Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the redesigned N200, N500, and N1,000 notes in the fourth quarter of 2022. There hasn’t been much debate over the policy’s suitability, but its implementation has given rise to increasing unease in the West African country.
The N200 notes are once again legitimate, but Mr. Buhari emphasized that the N500 and N1000 notes are no longer legal cash.
Mr. Buhari’s order contravened a Supreme Court order from February 8 ordering the continuing use of all old notes until a hearing on the issue could be held.