- Some persons in Nigeria and Ghana are spreading fake news about the African Finance Summit in Paris
- Such persons are claiming that the summit has been scheduled for another date
- However, a media aide to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has proven that the report is false
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Lauretta Onochie, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted to unconfirmed reports that the African Finance Summit scheduled to be convened in Paris has been postponed.
Via her Twitter page on Wednesday, May 19, Onochie dismissed the claims as false news propagated by some ill-minded persons in Nigeria and Ghana.
To prove her position, the presidential media aide shared a photo of the president with the current director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwunmi Adesina in France.
"Bitter and angry birds from Nigeria and Ghana said the meeting was postponed.
"Here, @MBuhari, DG World Trade Organisation @NOIweala and African Development Bank President @akin_adesina at the Financing Africa Summit in Paris."
Meanwhile, President Buhari on Sunday, May 16, departed Nigeria for France ahead of the African finance summit expected to take place in the nation's capital, Paris.
According to Bashir Ahmad, a presidential media aide, the summit will have as its main focus a review of the continent's economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and possible ways to reduce the debt burden of African countries.
Ahmad and Onochie, shared photos of their principal's last moments in Nigeria before he left for the European nation.
Prior to this, the presidency said Buhari would on Sunday depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit.
A statement released on Saturday, May 15, by the presidency which was sighted by Legit.ng on Twitter indicated that the summit would be focused on reviewing the African economy, following the shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic.