It seems that Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun lied about not having a Twitter account
Chikezie Omeje, September 01, 2016
Evidence has emerged that the Twitter handle, @Mrskemiadeosun, belongs to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
She denied earlier today that she had no Twitter account after a tweet from @Mrskemiadeosun that "recession is just a word" generated much criticism from Nigerians.
Many Twitter users are reposting her past activities on Twitter and asking her to explain how her official Twitter account in November 2015 is now changed to parody account.
Some Twitter users believed that Adeosun changed her Twitter account to parody to deny her tweet which she has been criticised for lacking empathy on the suffering of Nigerians as the econonmy entered recession.
LMAO, they just changed @Mrskemiadeosun bio to Parody!!! See, it is Over...— Khaleesi!!! (@AbangMercy) September 1, 2016
A statement issued by her Media Adviser, Mr. Festus Akanbi stated that the Twitter handle being used to post comments about the economy within the last 24 hours did not belong to her.
The statement reads in part, “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.”
“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.
The statement added that the finance minister has consistently demonstrated empathy for the plight of Nigerians hard hit by the dwindling oil prices and the impact on the economy.
Adeosun will have to do more to convince Nigerians who are accusing her of lying that the Twitter handle does not belong to her.