Okonjo-Iweala Denies Calling Amaechi And Fashola Scavengers
So, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wrote a book that was published recently.
In the book, she kind of hinted that some of Buhari’s ministers were the villains of the past administration but were now regarded as heroes in the present government.
In fact, in the book titled: ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous’, Okonjo-Iweala was alleged to have said that ‘yesterday’s scavengers are today’s saints’.
People gave this their own interpretation and said that the ‘scavengers’ she referred to were Babatunde Fashola and Chibuike Amaechi who are currently serving as Ministers of Power, Works and Housing and Transportation respectively.
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But Dr. Okonjo Iweala has denied saying this, arguing those were the interpretations of “mischief makers” who stuffed words in her mouth.
“At no point in my book, ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous’, did I say ‘yesterday’s scavengers are today’s saints’".
“While I appreciate all the reviews and discourse the book is generating at home and abroad; mischief-makers who wish to add their comments should get their own copy of the book so that they can make intelligent contributions, rather than putting words in my mouth,” the former Coordinating Minister of the Economy said.
In the trending social media report, Okonjo-Iweala allegedly talked about the challenges she faced while trying to make the Nigerian Government save during the season of oil boom.
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