Business magnate, Dr Tunde Ayeni, has debunked reports on some news sites that he was in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate to hold meeting with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The reports had claimed that the purported meeting was to promote what was described as Ayeni’s “2023 political interests”.
A statement by Ayeni’s media advisor, Mr Ademola Adedoyin stated that nothing could be farther from the truth than the report.
He said: “So many high networth individuals have become victims of fake news in recent times, so we have taken this as one of the hazards of being in the public glare.
“Dr Tunde Ayeni is in Abuja, carrying on with his legitimate business activities with no immediate plans to embark on any trip to Dubai or any other country at that for now.
“Of course, as an international businessman, if there’s any reason for him to travel, he will do so as a free citizen of this country.
“Dr Ayeni remains unperturbed by all the futile efforts by his detractors and mischief makers to smear his reputation as he remains focused on his daily pursuit of contributing his quota to the nation’s economic growth and development”.