New video evidence has emerged, confirming that Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, indeed said Nigeria’s current economic recession is just “a word”
Kemi Adeosun has been under fire following accusations that she made the comment, an accusation Adeosun has denied.
However, a video evidence shows Kemi Adeosun made a similar remark at an earlier event, although with a slightly different context.
Kemi Adeosun spoke at a town hall meeting organised by the Alumni Association of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies on August 9, 2016.
The minister attempted to allay the fears of Nigerians about the recession at the time.
“I know people are concerned about recession. Recession is a word,” Mrs. Adeosun said.
“We can come out of recession. We can make sure it’s as short as possible by sticking to the prescription which is we must be disciplined with our expenditure, we must invest in capital and we must diversify our economy.”