Dele Momodu Speaks On Threats To Okonjo-Iweala Over Visit To President Tinubu

2023-08-09 19:03:24

Naija News

Nigerian journalist and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Dele Momodu, has described a viral message being credited to World Trade Organisation's Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as fake.

Naija News recalls that Okonjo-Iwela met with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday and affirmed her commitment to aiding Nigeria during its hardships.

The WTO chief highlighted the organization's interest in enhancing trade for Nigeria, pinpointing sectors such as agriculture, textiles, and pharmaceuticals.

However, a message making the rounds online alleged that the former minister of finance has been receiving threats and toxic messages over the recent meeting with President Tinubu.

The false statement reads, "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 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! You don't recognise someone as your president yet, begging him to save you from the hands of killers in your region.

"I am bringing investors to Nigeria using the president's commendable policies as a bait. Is that too difficult to understand? President Tinubu's reforms might be harsh now but they would birth a new and prosperous nation.

"I have lost count of presidents, respected Institutions and investors that have called to congratulate me on Nigeria eventually having a focused leader since the reforms were rolled out. At least, six multi national manufacturing giants are coming with me by December later this year to see how their firms can have factories here.

"It's all part of my contributions to the progress of Nigeria. I am not a politician. I only desire the best for my dear country. It informed my visit to president Tinubu. The world has accepted him as our president, like it or not. May God heal us" - Ngozi Okonjo Iweala "

However, Dele Momodu, in a post on his Instagram page, debunked the viral message.

He wrote: "This statement credited to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is absolutely fake"

2023-08-09 News