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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Disclaims Fake Press Release In Social Media Circulation

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a disclaimer about a fake Travel Advisory in circulation in the Nigerian  social media space. The purported travel advisory was signed by one Mrs Esther Sunsuwa.

The fake Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release

The fake travel advisory said that, “the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby advised, that all intending Nigerians wishing to travel to Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova should be on hold until the month ending May, 2022 as their embassy and the consulate have stopped issuance of Visa with immediate effect.”

The advisory written in poor English Language, has been described as fake by the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press statement issued today,  22nd of February,  2022 and signed by its Spokesperson, Mrs Francisca K. Omayuli.

The press release with reference number MFA/PR/2023/03 and titled, “DISCLAIMER AGAINST FAKE PRESS RELEASE IN CIRCULATION”, said, the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a fake press release in circulation, dated 18th February, 2022, on a supposed travel advisory.

The press release said further that, “the general public may wish to note the document with forged Reference Number and signature did not emanate from the Ministry. The Ministry strongly condemns this mischievous act and urges the general public to disregard the content of the fake press release. Furthermore, the document in circulation, is not a true reflection of the authorized template of the Minustry.”

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclaimer press release

The press release concluded that, “the Ministry’s authorized press statements are ALWAYS issued through official communication channels with the Media and on the following social media platforms via:

  • Twitter: @NigeriaMFA
  • Instagram: @NigeriaMFA
  • Facebook: @foreignaffairsnigeria

It will be recalled that the international threat in the region, caused by Russian military activities bordering Ukrain has caused a lot of tension between Russia and the countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation – NATO, led by the United States of America and its Western European Allies which has rekindled scenarios from the Cold War Era between the East and West hemispheres.

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