The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has reacted to a viral news that President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed his state Zazzau State.
According to the viral news over the weekend, President Buhari was said to have signed a bill to that effect.
The news said the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, “has assented to the bill and sent to President Buhari for final endorsement”.
It said the bill was jointly sponsored by the representative of Kaduna North Senatorial District, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, and Senator Uba Sani of Kaduna Central Senatorial District.
However, El-Rufai, reacting to the news through his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, said it was untrue.
In a series of tweet on his Twitter handle in the early hours of Monday, Adekeye said: “Kaduna State has not been renamed.
“Ignore the elaborate piece of fiction that made the claim.
“It is fake news.”