The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has denied owning a Twitter account. She disclosed this while reacting to a statement trending on social media that she twitted that ‘recession is just a word’.
Her Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Mr. Festus Akanbi, said on Thursday night that Mrs. Adeosun “does not own a Twitter account.”
“The Twitter handle currently trending and any other twitter handles 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,” Akanbi said.
The said twitter handle “is obviously fake and does not represent the views and opinion of the minister.
“At no time did the minister make such a statement not even when she addressed the media immediately after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting”.
The finance minister, he said has “consistently demonstrated empathy for the plight of Nigerians hard hit by dwindling oil prices and the impact on the economy.”
The Buhari administration, he said, has never hidden the true situation of things from Nigerians and is always looking for ways to alleviate the hardship through social intervention programmes.