Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant To The President On News Media, has reacted after Nigerians called him out for using a photo of strawberries from an Indian article to pass off as the ones from Plateau State.
The presidential aide had shared the photo with the caption;
“This is from Plateau, Nigeria”.
A quick check revealed that the photo was from an article published on The Indian Express on February 20, 2020.
Reacting to the controversy, Bashir Ahmad said he deleted the photo after some respondents said otherwise. He added that he got the photo from a friend in early 2020, who also insisted that he took the photo in Plateau state.
“Tweeted this picture with a caption “This is from Plateau, Nigeria”, some respondents said otherwise, I got the picture from a friend early 2020, who still insisting that he took the photo in PT, anyway, I deleted the tweet. Whether from PT or not, I believe we have best there”.