Abuja - Hours after Nigeria's Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun denied saying 'recession is a word', a video of her making the remark during a public gathering has surfaced online.
Adeosun had on Thursday dissociated herself from a social media account that posted what some have described as insensitive updates about Nigeria’s economic recession.
The Twitter account, @Mrskemiadeosun had played down the significance of a recession after the National Bureau of Statistics announced that Nigeria’s economy contracted by 2.06% in the second quarter, bringing the country into a long predicted recession.
“The strongest of all warriors are these two, time and patience. I know people are concerned about the recession. Recession is a word and would soon be a thing of the past,” the handle tweeted.
This generated controversy and backlash among many Nigerians on Social media.
The tweet, which was later deleted, was branded as insensitive.
But, a new video showing Adeosun making similar comments has surfaced.
Adeosun, who was speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja, said recession is a word and would soon be a thing of the past.
Watch the video below
- News 24