The Presidency has denied the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , is planning to travel to the United Kingdom to spend 20 days .
It also said Buhari had no plans to travel to Saudi Arabia and Austria , describing the information on the UK , Saudi Arabia and Austria trip as “ fake. ”
Some social media portals reported during the weekend that the President had planned a vacation trip to the UK .
But Buhari’s media aide , Mr Femi Adesina , said on Monday , “ Purveyors of fake and concocted information are currently on overdrive , and Nigerians are urged to be careful what they consume as news , and also share with others , particularly from social media.
“ An unfounded information has been making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to the UK for 20 days , and from there proceed to Saudi Arabia , and then Austria . Fake . It is nothing but falsehood from mischievous minds. ”
The Presidency said “ members of the first family, ministers , top government officials , the military, and other key institutions , are equally the object of this orchestrated falsehood , coming from enemies of national cohesion. ”
It added , “ We urge Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accept as credible information , and restrain themselves from sharing what they have not authenticated as genuine .
“ That is how we can all collectively beat the malevolent minds at their pernicious games .”
Buhari’ s frequent foreign trips have always generated controversies since he assumed office in 2015 .
This year , he made his first foreign trip on January 17 when he attended the inaugural UK -Africa Investment Summit in London .
On February 7 , he travelled to Adis Ababa , Ethiopia , for the 33 rd African Union Summit.
As of November , 2019 , available statistics indicated that the President had visited over 40 countries , spending about 410 days out of the country since 2015 .
Compiled by Egbe Buduzhi
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