Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has dissociated herself from a fake Twitter handle that tweeted â€˜Recession is just a word and would soon be a thing of the pastâ€™ a few days ago. The finance minister was blasted for the tweet, which she has now denied tweeting. Adeosun made the denial in a statement released by her Special Assistant on Media, Festus Akanbi. The statement reads;
â€œThe attention of the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been drawn to a fake Twitter handle in her name saying that â€˜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.â€Ž Also at no time did the Honourable Minister, who addressed the media immediately after Wednesdayâ€™s Federal Executive Council, make such a statement. The Minister has consistently demonstrated empathy for the plight of Nigerians hard hit by dwindling oil prices and the impact on the economyâ€.