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FakeTwitter account for Kemi Adeosun

The Honourable Federal Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has denied having any Twitter account, describing any such Twitter handle as fake, reports ITRealms.

The minister through her Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Festus Akanbi, informed ITRealms insisted that “recession is just a word.”

According to him, 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.”

He explained for the avoidance of doubt, that 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,” Akanbi said.

Investigation by ITRealms revealed that the parody Twitter account for Mrs. Kemi Adeosun

Pointing out that it is obviously fake and does not represent the views and opinions of the Honourable Minister.‎

He insisted that at no time did the Honourable Minister, who addressed the media immediately after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, make such a statement.

Assuring that the Minister has consistently demonstrated empathy for the plight of Nigerians hard hit by dwindling oil prices and the impact on the economy.

The account was explicit that @Mrskemiadeosun on Twitter is a caricature Twitter account of the Honourable Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria and has the photo of Mrs. Adeosun.

As at the time going to press, ITRealms gathered that the Twitter handle got 119 tweets, 20 following 20 Tweet accounts, while 8,198 followers has patronized it whereas it has been listed in 25 places and was created since November 2015.

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