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It’s Fake News, I’m Not Bringing Investors To Nigeria – Okonjo-Iweala Declares

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) director-general, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has denied sending a WhatsApp message in which she claimed to be courting investors for Nigeria.

Okonjo-Iweala allegedly said in the WhatsApp chat that she was luring investors to the nation by using the president’s admirable policies as bait.

“I am bringing investors to Nigeria using the president’s commendale 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,” the post reads.

“I have lost count of residents, respected institutions and investors that have called to congratulate me on Nigeria eventually having focused leader since the reforms were rolled out.

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At least six multi national manufactoring 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.”

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Okonjo-Iweala responded to the piece on Friday in a tweet on her official X page by calling it an “bad example of the use of social media”, saying that manufacturers of such misleading information “will not succeed.”

The WTO DG said she does not use the Whatsapp broadcast feature, describing the content in the post as another “fake message.”

“It’s been brought to my attention that another FAKE message has been manufactured and is being forwarded on WhatsApp in my name,” she said.

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“I want to make clear that this fake message is not from me. I am pleased that those who know me instantly recognized this as fake. Thanks to friends who brought this to my attention.”

“Please be aware that I do not use WhatsApp broadcasts, thus anything forwarded to you purporting to be a WhatsApp message from me is FAKE. This is a bad example of the use of social media. I want to warn those in the business of manufacturing FAKE messages, that they will not succeed,” Okonjo-Iweala said. [CONTINUE READING HERE]



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