HURIWA Challenges Tinubu’s Spokesman over Misinformation

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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to cease disseminating unverified claims to prevent Nigeria from facing international criticism.

HURIWA’s admonition follows a recent incident involving Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, where its chair, Robert Maersk Uggla, reportedly denied signing a $600 million investment deal with the Nigerian government, contradicting claims made by Ngelale regarding President Tinubu’s discussions at the World Economic Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

HURIWA Challenges Tinubu's Spokesman over Misinformation
    Chief Ajuri Ngelale

    “Despite Ngelale’s statement that Maersk had committed to a substantial investment in Nigeria’s seaport infrastructure, Maersk clarified to UK newspaper Lloyd’s List that they could not comment on any investment talks, indicating that no such deal had been finalized”.

    In a media release by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the National Coordinator of HURIWA, the organization highlighted a pattern of false assertions by the Nigerian government regarding agreements with foreign entities. They assert that such deceptive practices undermine Nigeria’s credibility and hinder fruitful international relations.

    HURIWA emphasized the detrimental impact of spreading misinformation, citing previous instances such as the false claim of Dubai lifting a visa ban on Nigerians. The group called upon President Tinubu to caution his spokesman against engaging in misleading communication strategies aimed at bolstering the administration’s image.

    HURIWA Challenges Tinubu's Spokesman over Misinformation
      Emmanuel Onwubiko

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      Furthermore, HURIWA advocated for the implementation of substantive economic policies aimed at alleviating poverty and fostering prosperity among Nigerian households, asserting that genuine progress will speak for itself without the need for fabricated achievements.


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