The Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has decried the faux information in Federal Authorities’s battle towards COVID-19 within the nation.
Talking throughout a briefing on Tuesday by the Presidential Process Pressure on COVID-19, Mohammed lamented that there are individuals who maintain distracting the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in curbing coronavirus.
Citing an occasion, the minister stated: The newest of that is the declare that I stated there is no such thing as a starvation within the land and that the Federal Authorities has made out there N100billion to Nigerians. It’s faux. There isn’t any time I stated it or anyone within the Process Pressure stated so.”
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Though the minister didn’t identify particular person, he regretted that these spreading faux information haven’t relented from doing so.
“Those that are bent on distracting the Federal Authorities by faux information from its centered battle towards COVID-19 haven’t relented.
“They’re additionally carry a faux information that members of the Process Pressure have agreed on the sharing formulation of the cash that’s coming in to the Process Pressure. As soon as once more, it’s false. These individuals are bent on distracting the federal government from it’s centered battle towards COVID-19,” he stated.
In line with him, the primary essence why the Federal Authorities retains holding the every day press convention is to maintain Nigerians abreast of newest replace regarding the virus within the nation.
He due to this fact suggested the residents to be cautious of faux information, stressing that any information that didn’t come from any member of the Process Pressure or the ministers needs to be disregarded.
To the Minister, Nigerians in want for any data ought to merely go to the web site of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
“One of many essential the explanation why we’ve this every day press convention is to offer you an replace on the COVID-19. Every other information not emanating from the ministers or this press convention regarding COVID-19 can’t be attributed to us.
“The Centre for Illness Management has a web site and you’ll at each hour of the day get an replace on COVID-19.
“Some web sites are infamous for this faux information and one in every of them is reporterspressng.com. I’ll advise Nigerians that if you would like any data on COVID-19, don’t go to reporterspressng.com,” he burdened.