Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari has disowned the post on her Instagram and Facebook page alleging that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, ordered Deposit Money Banks to collect the old N500 and 1000 notes.
Aisha, who blamed the post on criminals who may have hacked her account, said the post has been deleted on her order.
In a rebuttal posted on her Facebook page, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari lamented how the alleged hackers toiled with her previous posts.
She said, “It has come to my attention that a certain fake news was posted on my social media handle, Instagram which also directly connects to my Facebook page, earlier this morning. I have since directed that it should be deleted.
“This is without a doubt the criminal actions of the person(s) who were responsible for deleting quite a number of my posts since 2018 to late last year when I posted a video and picture of my hands with Henna design of ABAT insignia on the day I launched the APC Women Presidential Campaign Committee for Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Ilorin, Kwara State, my post on the event for the Traditional and Complementary Alternative Medicine (TCAM) conference and 17 other posts.
“This person is a hacker, criminally minded with the intention to continue attacking my reputation through my social media platforms”.
The First Lady had posted a statement purportedly issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria, that the old notes would now be collected until May, 2023.
The apex bank had since debunked the report.