… Urges Readers, Followers To Shun The Story
The circulation of a recent report carrying the photograph of the Kogi State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello, purportedly commissioning a garri production factory has been claimed to be false.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Odaudu Joel Minister on Monday via a signed statement made available to journalists.
Odaudu, in the statement, said: “For the records, the photograph of His Excellency being circulated with this fake story was taken during the commissioning ceremony of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Headquarters in Lokoja, last week Thursday.”
He added that: “The original pictures in this rebuttal depict the genuine setting and NBA Executives holding the ribbon with His Excellency.”
“The State Government hereby implore citizens to be cautious of stories they read especially on social media and take the pain to verify information from the state media team, which is accessible to the public at all times, especially through the social media”, Odaudu concluded.