President Muhammadu Buhari and Pastor Tunde Bakare

The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari met with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly together.

Buhari’s media aide Femi Adesina faulted the report.

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“Stories with insinuations are making the rounds 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, Friday, is far from the truth,” Adesina said.

He explained that contrary to the report, the minister was at the Presidential Villa in connection with the Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK).

Adesina, however, revealed that Adeosun ran into Pastor Bakare, who was on a scheduled visit to see the President, and they exchanged pleasantries.

“The cleric particularly thanked the minister for finding time to attend his mother’s funeral, which took place in Abeokuta, Ogun State, penultimate weekend

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