- Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has denied a report that she said she could make Biafra one of the richest countries in the world
- The former minister of finance said she did not make such statement and the report is fake news
- Okonjo-Iweala urged the general public to disregard the news report
Economist and Nigeria's former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied a report that she said at a recent conference that Biafra has the potential to become one of the richest countries in the world.
There are reports in some online newspapers (not Legit.ng) that Dr Ngozi Iweala claimed that the largest mineral resources will be found in the eastern part of Nigeria.
According to the report, the former minister said that through the resources available in the southeast, she can make Biafra the fourth richest country in the world.
However, the former minister, in a post on her official Twitter page, said she did not say that and the report is fake and mischievous. She urged the public to disregard it.
See some of the alleged fake reports below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Okonjo-Iweala warned Nigerian politicians to desist from using her name for their personal benefits.
The former minister claimed that her words were being edited and distorted by politicians trying to use her name and reputation to advance their objectives.
In a statement signed by her media adviser, Paul Nwabuikwu, the former minister said that fake newspaper articles, quotations and audios were being circulated in her name and that the public should disregard them.
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