The Minister of Finance,  Kemi Adeosun has denied ever taking sides.

In the said hate tweet against Ndigbo which showed a verified handle, @HMKemiAdeosun, someone wrote, “Ï’m happy that Igbos are gradually becoming insignificant in Nigeria financial system & before the End of 2023, igbos will be insignifican in South east & Nigeria in general.”

But the minister, through her own verified tweeter handle, @HMKemiAdeosun, that looks just the same with the fake one denied the tweet, saying there is a “fake Twitter post circulating in my name, suggesting that I said something derogatory about Igbos.

"Kindly disregard it. It’s nothing but a shoddy attempt to photoshop a hateful statement onto my Twitter handle. I did not say or tweet any such thing. Thank you."

Also on her Facebook page, she said: “It has come to my attention that there’s a fake Twitter post circulating in my name, suggesting that I said something derogatory about Igbos. Kindly disregard it. It’s nothing but a shoddy attempt to photoshop a hateful statement onto my Twitter handle.

"I did not say or tweet any such thing. Every part of Nigeria is important to our financial system and our Economy, and as a Government we will support ALL to achieve their full potential.”