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President Aide, Bashir Ahmad Reacts After He Was Dragged For “Wrongly Passing Off” Photo Of Strawberries As Those From Plateau State



Personal Assistant To The President On New Media, Bashir Ahmad 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”.

Bashir Ahmad

A quick check revealed that the photo was from an article published on The Indian Express on February 20, 2020.

Bashir Ahmad

Reacting to the controversy this triggered, 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.

He wrote;

“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”.

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