The office of the First Lady has denied reports in an online publication that the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, was behind the crisis in the sale of Enugu Distribution Company, saying it is ‘speculative journalism at its worst’ and should be ignored.
Reacting to the publication that the First Lady, and the Vice President were behind the Enugu Disco Sale Fiasco”, the Director of Information in the First Lady’s office, Ayo Adesugba said there is no truth in the story.She said: “We state categorically that there is no truth or veracity whatsoever in these aforementioned statements. The First Lady is not interested and has no link whatsoever to the sale, or bending of rules, if any, for the sale of any public enterprise.
The article is not only speculative and uncharitable but also extremely unfair and provocative.”She added: “The report runs counter to the basic ethics of journalism by failing to be fair and balanced.“We wish to reiterate that there is no truth in the report.
The First Lady’s attention is firmly focused on her philanthropic roles through her NGOs and on promoting peace in her capacity as the President of the African First Ladies Peace Mission.
“Dame Patience is also working with commitment to ensure greater online security for Nigerian children in her capacity as the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, Child Online Protection Champion”, she said.
Information from Vanguard was used in this report.