Pastor Bakare, finance minister didn’t meet Buhari – Presidency

Pastor Bakare, finance minister didn’t meet Buhari – Presidency

Friday, July 13, 2018 10:14 pm

Pastor Tunde Bakare and President Buhari in Aso rock

The presidency has dispelled speculations that Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly and Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, met together with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja on Friday.

Femi Adesina, the spokesperson for the President said in a statement issued on Friday that the claim is “Far from the truth.”

Explaining how the Minister met the clergy at the presidential villa, an event which led to the insinuations, Adesina said, “The Minister was at the Presidential Villa in connection with the Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration of African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) holding Saturday in Abuja, which would be graced by President Buhari.

“She ran into Pastor Bakare, who was on a scheduled visit to see the President, and they exchanged pleasantries.”

He added that the cleric was in the presidential villa to particularly  thanked the Minister for finding time to attend his mother’s funeral, which took place in Abeokuta, Ogun State, penultimate weekend.

Adesina added that Mrs Adeosun had seen President Buhari not fewer than three times earlier in the week, and did not need to meet with him again on Friday.

“This statement is to put events in proper perspective, and dispel all conjectures and fictive reporting,” Adesina concluded.

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