The Presidency on Sunday disowned a comment on the social media platform, Twitter, credited to one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra.
The President’s daughter was said to have made some uncomplimentary comments about some foreign leaders through a Twitter handle, @Zahra_Buhari.
But the Presidency, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the Twitter handle has stopped being Zahra’s for a long time since it was compromised by hackers.
Shehu said comments from the handle are therefore not hers and should be disregarded and considered as the work of hackers seeking to cause mischief between Nigeria and other friendly states.
He gave Zahra’s authentic Twitter handle as @ZmBuhari, saying any other handle aside from that should be considered as fake and therefore fraudulent.
The statement added, “It is also pertinent to state at this point that neither the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, nor the other children are presently on Twitter, Facebook or the various other platforms.
“As they explore the possibilities on this new territory, we request the general public to ignore the many accounts on various platforms in their names that currently exist.
“Such accounts, beside the authentic one cited above in the name of Zahra, are unauthorised and therefore fake.”