I'm Not On Twitter, Ignore Those Words Being Credited To Me – Kemi Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has asked the public to discredit messages credited to her in a section of the social media, saying she does not own any Twitter account.

In a statement issued by Festus Akanbi, her spokesman, Adeosun said the content of the account does not reflect her position.

The statement read: “The attention of the honourable minister of finance, 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.”

On the current economic situation, she said she had demonstrated her empathy with Nigerians, and has never hidden “the true situation of things”.

“Also at no time did the minister, who addressed the media immediately after Wednesday’s federal executive council, make such a statement.

“This administration is known for integrity and has never hidden the true situation of things from Nigerians, rather it has looked for ways to alleviate the hardships through social intervention programmes.

“We therefore enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to disregard these spurious allegations against the honourable minister of finance.

“We remain committed to reflating and resetting the economy on a path towards sustainable growth.”