Dana Group has advised members of the public to disregard two false and malicious broadcast messages circulating on social media requesting them not to fly with Dana Air and another message urging Nigerians not to buy a ‘Dana’ branded rice that arrived the country from Pakistan and did not pass health standard because it brings a virus only seen in Pakistan.’
This comes few days after another message purportedly issued by the General Overseer of Omega Ministries, Apostle Johnson Sulaiman, told Nigerians to avoid some land and air transport companies was dismissed by the affected firms.
Dana Group in a statement on Monday by the Media/Communications Manager, Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa, said those behind the fake message were mischief makers.
“While we would ordinarily not want to dignify the perpetrators and their paymasters with a response, we felt the need to unearth their puerile, senseless and deliberate act of peddling two false broadcast messages about a single brand in one day.
“It is either their pay master is so clueless to have advised them to circulate both messages in one day or the perpetrators decided to be overzealous,” the statement said.
Ezenwa said that Group, as a proudly Nigerian brand, stopped the importation of rice in 2015 in line with the desires and commitment of both the outgoing and incoming administrations to grow local capacity for quality rice production in the country.