The Director general of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has described as false that she was being harassed on social media following her recent visit to President Bola Tinubu.
She said this in a terse message posted on her X (formerly known as Twitter) on Thursday.
Mrs Okonjo-Iweala who had served as minister of finance under both former president Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan called on Nigerians to disregard the claims.
“It has just been brought to my attention that there is a false statement circulating on what’s app attributed to me saying that I am being attacked for my visit to President Tinubu. That statement circulating is false, in fact wickedly false designed to create mischief among Nigerians. Please disregard the statement,” she said.
On Tuesday, the WTO Director-General met with President Tinubu at the Aso Villa in Abuja.
Following her meeting with the President, Okonjo-Iweala told journalists at the Presidential Villa that they discussed ways to create jobs for young people as well as ways to support women and children, who she said bore the brunt of the country’s suffering.
“Really good conversation with HE Mr President @officialABAT focused on supporting poor and vulnerable Nigerians at this difficult time. Also discussed the need for Nigerians to work together to build a strong job-creating economy including what @wto can do to support!’” She posted via her X platform after the meeting.’’ She had posted on her X account.
Her visit had stirred controversies with many criticizing her visit to the President
“Madam Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala I hold you in high esteem, and you are from my state. Simple question, did you invite yourself to visit an unconstitutional and illegitimate president who is a drug baron, an impostor, a perjurer, and a forgery master? Or were you forced to visit to add some legitimacy to illegitimacy? Either of them, I am highly disappointed in you,” an X user posted with the user handle @Ugowilson.
Also, Uwachi_official said, “Who are you trying to impress? Us or them?