- President Muhammadu Buhari is a victim of fake news in Nigeria
- This was the position of the National Youth Council of Nigeria during its recent gathering in Abuja
- The group called on the Nigerian youths to be careful of some powerful politicians sponsoring fake news in the country
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The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has alleged that recent fake news about the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is the handiwork of disgruntled politicians in the country.
The NYCN made the declaration during a walk in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in commemoration of this year’s International Youth Day.
President of the NYCN, Comrade Solomon Adodo, called on the Nigerian youths to be careful of some powerful politicians allegedly sponsoring “fake security reports, divisive narratives, fake news and hate speech” to discredit the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He urged Nigerians to support security agencies, even when there is a need for critical engagement.
Addressing Nigerian youths directly, Comrade Adodo urged them to act as a common fortress for the country against internal and external attacks.
His words: “The displaced powerful politicians are bent on dividing the country by sponsoring fake security reports, divisive narratives, fake news and hate speech. The Nigerian youths must be vigilant about this and refuse to yield to their antics.
“That we support President Muhammadu Buhari, not because we are stooges to his government, or that his government is faultless. But because we discovered that his government is more concerned about the next generation.
“Mr President’s total war against corruption has unsettled some political criminals and they are fighting to blackmail the president and ridicule his government. Nigerian youths are duty-bound to stand with a president who is recovering our looted future.
“Security agencies, particularly, the Department of State Security Services, the Nigeria police and the military are doing exceedingly well, in spite of being overstretched. If it were not for their vigilance, the story would have been more terrible.”
Meanwhile, a group, Citizens’ Initiative for Security Awareness (CISA) has called on Nigerians to protect the country's security interest.
The group made the call on Sunday, August 16 during a press briefing in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Addressing the press, Chidi Omeje, national coordinator of CISA, urged Nigerians to focus on issues that bind them together instead of issues that separate them.
In a related development, the Civil Society Organization in defence of National Security has called on people of goodwill to stand up and be counted as Nigeria passes through a torrid time due to security challenges in the country.
The group made the call on Friday, August 14 when its coordinator, Joe Mesele, addressed journalists in Abuja.
Mesele stated that as Nigeria faces security challenges, what is required of Nigerians as patriotic citizens is to give President Buhari all the support for the sake of the country's future.
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