The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed rumors making the rounds on social media that the medical kits donated to Nigeria by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, have been infected by the virus.
The rumors were rife online earlier today.
The Minister who dismissed the rumor at the daily briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on the COVID-19, said
“The spike in fake news is distracting our fight against COVID-19 and this is quite unhelpful. It’s been trending on social media that the equipment and aid that we received from Jack Ma have been infected with the virus. This is not true” he said