The Special Assistant on Public Communications to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu, has called on Nigerians to be vigilant regarding what he has termed a deliberate effort by President Bola Tinubu’s administration to employ propaganda to mislead the public.
Shaibu, in a statement issued in Abuja, highlighted the need for skepticism despite the apologies issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, and others, stating that they are “only remorseful about getting caught.”
He alleged that the President’s aides have been caught in at least ten deceptive statements, forming part of a sustained propaganda campaign over a 117-day period.
Shaibu emphasized, “The fact that Tinubu has more media aides than economic and security advisers is enough to prove that his administration would rely on propaganda as a state policy.”
He advised the Nigerian media to consistently fact-check the government’s claims to maintain their credibility, concluding with a list of ten alleged falsehoods propagated by the Tinubu regime.