Stop utilizing my identify, picture for political fights – Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has warned politicians within the nation towards the unauthorised use of her identify and picture for political battles.

This follows a Facebook submit alleging Okonjo-Iweala’s criticism of the financial selections of the Bola Tinubu administration amidst a reported rise in nationwide debt to N24 trillion inside two months, regardless of the elimination of gas subsidy.

“I call several times to help and advise but the current administration and cabals refuse to let me come in. How can you remove fuel subsidies with a debt of 24 trillion in 2 months,” the submit claimed, attributing Okonjo-Iweala.

In a submit through her official X deal with on Monday, Okonjo-Iweala warned towards the usage of her identify and picture on social media to struggle political battles and attribute faux messages to her.

The WTO Director-General reiterated her dedication to world financial stewardship and her dedication to combating the misuse of her status for political features inside Nigeria.

She wrote, “THIS IS IMPORTANT- It seems that there are folks in Nigeria attempting to make use of my identify and picture on social media to struggle battles on completely different sides of the political divide, placing phrases in my mouth that I by no means mentioned.

“Therefore, I want to alert everyone that the message below is FAKE. This is a stern warning to all those trying to misuse my name for their political ends that I will continue to rebut any attempts to use my name and image falsely!”

The former Minister of Finance emphasised the significance of correct info and urged the general public to confirm sources earlier than believing and sharing content material, particularly on delicate financial issues.

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