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Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Disowns Twitter Account

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The Minister of Finance, Mrs. , on Thursday disowned the  used to post comments about the economy within the last 24 hours, saying she does not own a .

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.

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