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Strawberry: Bashir Ahmad blasted for using Google photo, he responds

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After Nigerians called out Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, for using a photo of strawberries from an Indian article to pass off as the ones from Plateau State, he has reacted.

Recall that Bashir Ahmad had shared a photo of strawberries with the caption:

“This is from Plateau, Nigeria.”

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

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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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