Lagos Govt urges residents to disregard fake news


Fake news,Gastroenteritis

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has cautioned residents against paying heed to a fake audio message on the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the state.

Abayomi on Friday in Lagos said that the misleading and alarming misinformation were being circulated across various social media platforms by mischief makers with an intent to deliberately cause panic among the citizens.

“It has come to my attention that there is a voice recording that is being circulated and carrying fake news.

“It is disguised as from Ebute-Metta Health facility. It is a lady’s voice, and we are not sure where this message emanated from, but it is very misleading.

“Yes, there is an outbreak of gastroenteritis that is now under control as a result of the many policies and interventions put in place.

“We are on top of the situation.

“This circulating voice note is not correct, do not follow the recommendations that the voice note is trying to transmit to you,” he…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper