Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has dismissed as false, reports that she ordered the closure of Aso Rock Chapel.
She explained that contrary to speculations, the Chapel was never shut down, saying that Christians in the Villa still hold their weekly fellowship in it.
The First Lady in a statement signed by her Special Assistant on Media, Busola Kukoyi, urged members of the public to discountenance the report claiming that she ordered the closure of the Chapel.
Mrs Tinubu’s reaction is coming on the heels of a report from a Twitter user with the username @VeronicaaNaomi who tweeted that the First Lady ordered the closure of the chapel.
According to the tweet, the “directive for the closure was because some unnamed persons did not support her husband, President Bola Tinubu, during the presidential election in February 2023.”
The First Lady in her statement, told Nigerians to beware of social media.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a story making the rounds on social media about the purported closure of the Aso Rock Chapel by the First Lady of Nigeria, Sen Olurermi Tinubu OON, CON.
“We wish to state categorically that this is a fabrication and totally false representation of the true situation, as the First Lady at no time gave such directive that the Chapel be shut and the keys handed over to Her Excellency. Presently there are weekly fellowships going on at the Chapel.
“However, Mr President is yet to appoint a Chaplain for the chapel after the exit of the last Chaplain, as he only reserves the right to appoint a Chaplain for the Chapel .”