Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja
The immediate-past Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has disowned a fake audio recording in circulation purported to have emanated from her.
Her Media Adviser, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, in a statement captioned “Fake Audio In Circulation Not By Dr. Okonjo-Iweala,” said the audio recording in question has been circulating on various online and other platforms.
According to the statement, the impostor, masquerading as the former minister,“makes certain claims and expresses certain views, which have absolutely nothing to do with Dr. Okonjo-Iweala.”
“It has come to our attention that an audio recording of a woman pretending to be Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been circulating on various online and other platforms. In the contrived audio, the impostor makes several claims and expresses certain views which have absolutely nothing to do with Dr Okonjo-Iweala.
“Anyone familiar with the former Finance Minister can confirm that the voice, the diction and the opinions are not hers.
The Nigerian public and media should take note and avoid being deceived by this inept and ridiculous gimmick,” Nwabuikwu concluded.