Utomi Debunks Tinubu's 'Ministerial Appointment' List

Prof. Pat Utomi, a renowned political economist, clarified on Thursday that he has nothing to do with the list of "new appointees and some new ministers" circulating on social media, which claims he will serve as a minister under President Bola Tinubu.

Charles Odibo, the director of media and communications for Utomi, issued a statement imploring the public to disregard the unsubstantiated list, claiming that it is entirely false. Utomi clarified in his statement that this is the second time in less than three months that he has been falsely associated with the new government.

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The statement reads, 

“We are bringing to public attention a deceptive ‘list of new appointees and some new ministries’ that is currently being shared on social media. It wrongly asserts that Utomi will serve as a minister in President Bola Tinubu’s government. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

“Utomi, who has been abroad for over two months working on his new book, has confirmed that he has had no conversations regarding a governmental appointment.


“He thus encourages Nigerians to disregard the clearly false list associating him with the new Federal Government.

“In March, a statement was released titled ‘President-elect already working to move Nigeria forward’, in which these same propagators of false information outrageously declared that ‘Pat Utomi and Emir Sanusi, were listed to lead the planning for Nigeria’s growth and development’.


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“Initially, our instinct was to let this delusional piece of fake news pass unnoticed, not offering its creators the satisfaction of a response. However, considering the quietude that prevails in the nation, we felt it necessary to categorically refute this baseless fake news,” the statement emphasized.

Bruno Kelvin

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