Kogi State governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has asked members of the public to ignore the news making the rounds in some sections of the media that he had created the “Office of the Immediate Past Governor.”
Speaking through his chief press secretary, Oladele John Nihi, the governor in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday, described the news as fake and misleading.
Ododo said it was the handiwork of mischief makers.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to a mischievous report that the governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, has approved the establishment of the ‘Office of the Immediate Past Governor’ to be domiciled in the Government House.
“The fake news should be disregarded as the handiwork of psychotic mischief makers, who have been thrown into confusion by the unprecedented achievements of our former Governor, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, CON, and the realisation that the good people of Kogi State sincerely appreciate this.
“The laughable report was concocted to create disaffection and mislead the public but the authors failed woefully to confuse intelligent Nigerians.
“We thank the media for exercising restraint and detecting, on their own, that the report was fake.
“We, however, urge the general public to always fact-check before spreading fake news.”