The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday disowned the Twitter account used to post comments about the economy within the last 24 hours, saying she does not own a Twitter account.
The minister stated this in a statement issued by her Media Adviser, Mr. Festus Akanbi.
The statement reads in part, “The attention of the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been drawn to a fake Twitter handle in her name, saying that ‘recession is just a word.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Honourable Minister does not own a twitter account. The Twitter handle currently trending, and any other twitter handle presently in existence is not, and cannot be that of the Honourable Minister, as a twitter account has not yet been set up for her.
“It is obviously fake and does not represent the views and opinions of the Honourable Minister.
“Also, at no time did the Honourable Minister, who addressed the media immediately after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, make such a statement.”
The statement added that the finance minister has consistently demonstrated empathy for the plight of Nigerians hard hit by the dwindling oil prices and the impact on the economy.