The Presidency has denied closing the Aso Villa Chapel; dispelling rumour by mischief makers.
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, responded to rumour making the rounds, especially on social media that the President has shut down the Chapel, which serves as worship centre for Christians in the Presidential Villa.
Messages had gone viral on social media last week, saying the President will not foster freedom of worship.
Adesina however dispelled the rumour. “There is no such thing. It’s only a rumour spawned by fecund imagination gone into overdrive. PMB respects freedom of worship,” Adesina tweeted.
The rumour, which cannot be confirmed by any source, is capable of spreading fear and discrediting Buhari’s attitude to freedom of worship.
Chaplain of the Chapel, Pastor Oluseyi Malomo, in his response, dismissed the rumour of the closure of the chapel. Malomo told newsmen that, “The rumour is the handiwork of mischief makers.”
He however clarified that there were some procedural issues, but the Federal Government did not at any time close the Aso Villa Chapel.