The tweet read: "I am happy that Igbos are gradually becoming insignificant in Nigeria financial system and before the end of 2023 Igbos will be insignificant in South east and Nigeria in general.
But in a brief statement released on Sunday, June 25, the finance minister slammed the tweet and declared it as false. She noted that the tweet was photoshopped in an attempt to drag her name into the mud. The statement read: "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.