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Okonjo-Iweala disowns letter alleging threats over visit to Tinubu

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday, dismissed a letter claiming that she came under attack for visiting President Bola Tinubu.

Okonjo-Iweala visited Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

The meeting was the first between the pair since June when they came together at a leadership summit hosted by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, in Paris.

A few hours after the meeting, a letter purportedly written by the former minister of finance surfaced on social, claiming that she has come under serious threats for visiting the president.

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But in a post on X (formerly Twitter), the WTO chief described the statement as the handiwork of mischief-makers and urged Nigerians to ignore it.

She wrote: “It has just been brought to my attention that there is a false statement circulating on WhatsApp attributed to me saying that I am being attacked for my visit to President Tinubu.

“That statement circulating is false, in fact wickedly designed to create mischief among Nigerians. Please disregard the statement.”

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