The Federal Government has described the rumour making the round that President Muhammadu Buhari was cloned as idiotic.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that such people peddling the rumour were not worthy of getting government reaction.
Lai Mohammed was reacting to claims from some Nigerians that the president was cloned.
The former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, had also insisted that the current Nigerian President, was cloned in London.
Asari predicated his claim on the fact that the president struggled to deliver his Independent Day speech.
The former Militant leader maintained that while the president was reading his speech, it would be observed that the “man they have in Aso Rock” was “trying to mimic” the original Buhari.
But in his reaction, Mohammed said: “It is idiotic to say the President is cloned. I don’t see any serious government responding to that.
“So, the same Jibrin that was cloned from Sudan or Chad is in Chad now? Isn’t that stupid?
“They even said he is from Chad. Yet, the same President is in Chad as we speak. The same Jibrin is remembering what the President did while in Petroleum Trust Fund and he is also remembering what he did when he was head of state between 1983 and 1985.
“All the ministers do not know who is before them when they attend the Federal Executive Council meeting? The President remembers memos he had seen or heard about in 1985 and we say he is cloned.
“So, Jibril from Chad or Sudan will now remember all of these? It is too silly for the government to respond to this. It must be ignored.”