Muhamadu Buhari, yesterday slammed BusinessDay newspaper for publishing an inaccurate report on him.
The newspaper had written about how alleged insecurity in the former President’s Katsina home state forced him into exile in the United Kingdom (UK).
But a statement by Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, called for the sack of the reporter who filed the report. He also warned news readers to be wary of reports from same reporter.
The statement reads: “For misleading the otherwise credible newspaper to falsely report on their front page that former President Muhammadu Buhari has ‘fled’ and on ‘exile’, when he is currently at home with family in Daura, Katsina State, BusinessDay newspaper should sack their reporter who didn’t do the job of checking his facts.
“BusinessDay should think 10 times before running any information from the particular reporter and verify it before believing him. Every platform has tools to verify any information, and we don’t expect anything less from BusinessDay.
“If they had browsed through different sources, they will have seen reports of the former President having returned home and enjoying the company of his family. A single fake news in a newspaper has the capability to destroy a reputation built on years of hard work.”