Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has deleted an Instagram post of a statement purportedly issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reintroduce the old N200, N500 and N1,000 bank notes as legal tender.
Mrs Buhari deleted the fake post within one hour of sharing it via her verified Instagram handle, @aishambuhari, on Tuesday.
RELATED NEWS: Just In: CBN Denies Extending Validity Of Old N200, N500, N1000 Notes Till May 1
The post which appeared on Mrs Buhari’s Instagram timeline at about 10.39 a.m. on Tuesday was liked by 1,971 of her Instagram followers within 42 minutes.
But it was not too long after Mrs Buhari shared the poorly written statement that it was dubbed fake across social media platforms.
PEOPLE ALSO READ:Terrorists Bomb Kogi LG Offices Days To 2023 Election
The statement was characterized by punctuation and grammatical blunders as well as dangling phrases and incomplete sentences.
The CBN has also denied issuing the statement purportedly signed by the bank’s Director of Corporate Communication, Osita Nwanisobi.
PLEASE BE WARY OF FAKE NEWS! pic.twitter.com/EZc6ygua3u
— Central Bank of Nigeria…