Statement of threats after my visit to Tinubu, false, says Okonjo-Iweala

By Olaniyi Apanpa

The Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday, debunked a purported statement credited to her about receiving threats after her meeting with President Bola Tinubu in Abuja on Tuesday.

In a statement by her Media Adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu, Okonjo-Iweala said, “The statement is false. It is not from Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala”, reports PM News.

The content of the false statement that has now gone viral claimed the former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under President Goodluck Jonathan raised an alarm over threats she had been receiving since her visit to Tinubu.

“I keep receiving toxic calls and messages regarding my meeting with the president yesterday, and from those I hold in very high esteem.

“Honestly, I am shocked at the contents of the messages and the tone of the callers. Has Nigeria sunk this low? A visit I made for the good of our dear nation is what they are using to threaten my life and family!’” the purported statement read in part.

Tuesday’s visit to the President, according to Okonjo-Iweala, was an unofficial one and not in her capacity as the Director-General of the WTO.

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