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Anything forwarded to you purporting to be a WhatsApp message from me is fake - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala debunks news claiming she’s bringing investors to Nigeria due to Tinubu’s “commendable policies”
 
By: News Editor
Sat, 18 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied sending a WhatsApp message claiming she’s bringing investors to Nigeria due to Tinubu’s “commendable policies”.

A message had been circulating on Whatsapp alleging that former Minister of Finance has been contacted by Presidents, respected instutitions and investors who congratulated her because Nigeria has finally found a “focused leader.”

Reacting via her X handle, Okonjo-Iweala described it as fake. She wrote;

‘’It’s been brought to my attention that another FAKE message has been manufactured and is being forwarded on WhatsApp in my name. I want to make clear that this fake message is not from me. I am pleased that those who know me instantly recognized this as fake. Thanks to friends who brought this to my attention. Please be aware that I do not use WhatsApp broadcasts, thus anything forwarded to you purporting to be a WhatsApp message from me is FAKE. This is a bad example of the use of social media. I want to warn those in the business of manufacturing FAKE messages, that they will not succeed.''

 

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