Nigerian highly influential business woman and one of the richest women in Africa, Hajia Bola Shagaya has refuted viral reports that she planned to treat Mrs Aishat Buhari to a dinner.
It has been falsely reported that the billionaire businesswoman planned to host Mrs Buhari on a dinner in celebration of the victory of her husband, General Muhammadu Buhari as the president-elect in the just concluded elections.
A statement signed by Shagaya’s spokesperson, Prince Deji Adeyanju and obtained by The Trent on Friday, April 3, 2015 vehemently debunked the rumours.
The full text of the statement read:
“Our attention has been drawn to a false and misleading story on the social media that Hajia Bola Shagaya is planning to host a dinner party in honour of Mrs. Aishat Buhari, wife of the winner of the March 28, 2015, Presidential Election (General Muhammadu Buhari).
“While we hold Mrs. Buhari in high esteem and commend the victory of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari at the poll, we wish to make it categorically clear for the records that this story is totally untrue & a fabrication.
“Hajia Bola Shagaya has no such plans or has she ever told anyone of such a plan to host Mrs. Buhari. It is purely mischief aimed at misleading Nigerians and disparaging her good name.
“This rumour making the rounds on cyberspace has no iota of truth whatsoever and Hajia Bola Shagaya wishes to draw the attention of Nigerians to this.
“Hajia Bola Shagaya remains a very close confidant and friend of our amiable First Lady Dr. Dame Patience Jonathan and will continue to offer her invaluable contribution to the nation and always. We are also very proud of the heroic act of President Goodluck Jonathan making a great sacrifice to keep the peace of this nation.
“We urge all Nigerians and all right thinking people to completely disregard such stories. It is false, and conjured out of envy.
“You will recall that this rumour was attributed to the London chapter of All Progressives Congress to perfect this falsehood. All discerning Nigerians can understand why they planted such a story and the mischief behind it. We urge those behind it to desist forthwith.
“We thank all concerned Nigerians who reached out to us to find out the truth. May God continue to bless you and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”